Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd May 2014 21:51 UTC
Gnome Remember back when GNOME and KDE dominated Linux desktops? Seems like a long time ago, doesn't it? Yet it was only three years ago, in April 2011, that GNOME 3 was released. Its radically redesigned interface shook up everyone. Some eagerly adopted it. Others left GNOME.

In this brief review I take a fresh look at GNOME today, as it's currently distributed in several popular Linux distributions.
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RE[3]: Qt Apps
by ddc_ on Tue 27th May 2014 14:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Qt Apps"
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You are being egoistic: what you see as improvement is damaging many other people, and you don't want to deal with it. The "cantonization" you are talking about is the only reason why people who are willing to trade some of their time for future effectiveness can end up using consistent desktop that would behave as they want.

GNOME, KDE, XFCE, suckless and many other projects build software pieces that are consistent with each other and inconsistent with everything else not because all these people are lazy and ignorant, but because they follow different (sometimes even opposite) values. Implementing your suggestion would deprive people sharing these values of enjoying software that matches their preferences.

Edited 2014-05-27 14:56 UTC

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