Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jan 2007 23:55 UTC
Gnome The GNOME team has released GNOME 2.17.5. "This is our fifth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. This is also the release which marks the start of the API/ABI freeze for the platform and the start of the feature freeze."
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RE[2]: Gnome, C, and KDE
by aseigo on Thu 11th Jan 2007 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Gnome, C, and KDE"
aseigo
Member since:
2005-07-06

khtml predates gecko and continues to provide us with features and use possibilities gecko simply can't. this is why apple, nokia, adobe and others use it as well.

as for reinventing wheels, we just tend to get to new ground first. most times it's other people ignoring what we've done and doing their own thing. personally i don't have a big problem with that.

but your assertion really falls apart badly when you look at kde4 where we dropped dcop for dbus (improving the latter dramatically in the process, btw), dropped aRts for a wrapper over 3rd party back ends (aka Phonon), have done the same for hardware detection, ditto for voip and presence, same for spelling and grammar checking, or how we continue to move forward aggressively with ODF instead of our own office file formats, etc, etc... where we end to do our own thing is when the alternatives simply aren't viable for our needs.

kde is actually one the most open projects when it comes to collaboration. and that's a statement backed by code you can download today.

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RE[3]: Gnome, C, and KDE
by Hiev on Thu 11th Jan 2007 22:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome, C, and KDE"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

khtml predates gecko and continues to provide us with features and use possibilities gecko simply can't.


like what?

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RE[4]: Gnome, C, and KDE
by teprrr on Fri 12th Jan 2007 04:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Gnome, C, and KDE"
teprrr Member since:
2005-07-06

khtml predates gecko and continues to provide us with features and use possibilities gecko simply can't.

like what?

Like its light weight, small fingerprint? Like its quite small codebase for maintaining? Like its code's cleanliness for developers? It also makes developers easy to embedded it to their own apps. Take a look at Akregator and KTorrent for example.

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