Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Gnome "Theme development is a tedious and difficult task, and for the GTK devs to be so careless in breaking their API at every turn disrespects the many hours people put into making themes for it. [...] I was given to believe that this breakage stems from a Microsoft-like climate of preventing users from customizing their systems, and deliberately breaking the work of others so that your 'brand' is the best. Anytime I hear the word 'brand' being used in Linux, I know something valuable is being poisoned." I find the tone of this one a bit too harsh and overly negative at times, but his point still stands.
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RE[2]: Why not use Qt?
by woegjiub on Thu 8th Nov 2012 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Why not use Qt?"
woegjiub
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I was mostly referring to the development of new applications, to be honest.
gtk seems much more developer-hostile, but most Linux applications seem to use it.
I agree that many Qt applications are bloated, but that is not something inherent to the toolkit, rather being a tendency of certain types of developers.
Looking at the (new, and not yet very stable) razor-qt desktop environment, fast Qt apps and environments are definitely possible.

I am yet to find a file manager and terminal that I like more than dolphin and konsole. It's just a shame that kde itself is not as nice as unity.
KDE telepathy is moving towards being a good chat client, but for now, the best option is still pidgin, unfortunately.

I can't say I've experienced the clicking threshold problems you describe, but considering I'm mostly a keyboard user, I am probably not able to judge.

Edited 2012-11-08 22:56 UTC

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