Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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@RideEmPony
by bigbop on Tue 20th Jul 2004 22:04 UTC

I'm not a Gnome user, (i was about 4 years ago) so a few questions for you.
How does Gnome's CD/DVD burner program compare to "k3b" ? I can't say i've read of Gnome program that tops "k3b"
Is there a GOffice package (aka KOffice) or is it still a bundle of individual apps? (mentioning OO doesn't count as its being KDE'd as well as Gnome'd)
Should you not be comparing Nautalis to Konq and not Mozilla?
"now as to why the big firms all lined up behind GNOME" - Sun, Redhat and ? - Most others are agnostic as they have partnerships with Red Hat and Suse and Mandrake. And all the other firms like Lindows etc use KDE so i think you have your head in the sand. Big firms do make bad decisions too.
"its Qt that drives the system and that means TrollTech drives the system." true, but KDE use the GPL version so if the KDE team wish to take it another way then they can, but why do that when some of the KDE team work for Trolltech.
"Is is "abusive" to say KDE is on the downtrend?" - that sweeping statement with no facts probably sunk your post.
Or maybe it because you are on a Gnome soapbox trying to start a flame war.
Perhaps you should do a full comparison of the toolkits before you trash one or the other. Ask the "theKompany.com" why they chose QT rather than gtk