Linked by Paul Pianta on Tue 4th May 2004 18:45 UTC
KDE This article aims to provide an insight into some aspects of KDE usability as seen by a long term Gnome user making the switch, as well as provide a mini-review of SUSE LIVE CD 9.1 - including the obligatory screenshot of course!
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Re: link for those who asked...
by David on Wed 5th May 2004 18:54 UTC

now several of you have already quoted it back, and i just followed miguels link to nat's explination on slashdot (http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=102104&threshold=-1&com...)
and your right, there still is some ambiguity. the thing is though, miguel knows what he and the rest of the ximian guys at the VERY least are doing, and it isnt Qt, its GTK.


Suse is the Enterprise Linux Division of Novell, they have 50 million dollars of investment from IBM, and what Ximian wants counts for very little, as we have seen with the future direction of Suse's desktop. No Ximian there.

now, the way i read that is that if novell hasnt even *started* getting people to work with Qt, chances are we will see a focus on GNOME in the next release or so. it would also explain the move by novell to open SuSE, less developer overhead by reducing the amount that they actually have to work with Qt.

Suse uses Qt in a big way because it is a commercially supported and developed toolkit. Suse is what matters here, not Novell, because they are the Linux company.

anyways, after re-reading this stuff, you guys are right, its still pretty up in the air. from the way i read stuff, my guess is we will see SuSE gnomeified in the next little while.

Well, you read wrongly, so nice try. We're not going to see Suse Gnomified anywhere. The statement on the Suse Personal Edition made it quite clear that it would only ever use KDE in the future, and not a Ximian representative in sight.

at the VERY least, we will see a functional GNOME in SuSE, not the pile of ass that gnome has been in that distro.

Quite possibly yes, and I hope so.