Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 17th Mar 2003 22:49 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces So many operating systems and so many graphical desktop environments... This article is a comparison of the UI and usability of several Desktop Environments (DEs), that have been widely used, admired and reviled: Windows XP Luna, BeOS 6 (Dano/Zeta), Mac OS X Aqua and Unix's KDE and Gnome. Read on which one got our best score on our long term test and usage.
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by makkus on Tue 18th Mar 2003 21:35 UTC

You're not completely honest about the applications not belonging to gnome and I think you know it.

First, like eugena, you take a biased mindset. in Eugenas case its windowsXP, in your case it is KDE. Both of you take this starting point as perfect and compare the other on this terms with it.

Eugena shows here biase by dislikinggtk+ (c) and gtkmm combination, while praising the win API (c) it C++ wrapper and expecting that the DE solves problems the windows way (menu-editor),

You show your bias by demanding a API like KDE (window API clone), not a bunch of libraries that can grow or shrink with the demand of the application or too the developers liking. So what makes a GNome application, your definition. You would like that, but nobody told me or the developers of those application that you are the judge here! Take Gaim and Pan, both no Gnome application in your definition. Nut both trying very har to comply to the gnome HIG. You see not only technical merrits make a application Gnome, don't believe me look sometimes in there changelog and see what they are doing. The look makes it also Gnome apps.

The KDE api approach isn't the holy grail you know, I think that the tools approach of Gnome has something going for it. In my opinion gtk+2 application who are trying to comply to the hig are also Gnome applications.