Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[4]: Tested it for a few hours
by kaiwai on Thu 7th Apr 2011 05:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Tested it for a few hours"
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The whole drawing, theme, and input system in gtk3 was overhauled. That's huge! Almost as huge as the change from qt3 to qt4. The changes open possibilities for real animation and composite framework something that was almost impossible in gtk2.

But at the same time GTK+3 is a whole lot more source compatible than qt3 to qt4 was - as long as you followed the GTK+ 'general rule of thumb' your application might need a tweak here and there but it would pale in comparison to what the transition from qt3 to qt4 required.

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