Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Feb 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Some bad blood between Linus Torvalds and GNOME developers is flaring up again. Previously, Torvalds has said that Linux users should switch to KDE instead of GNOME because of the GNOME team's 'users are idiots' mentality. Now he has 'put his money where his mouth is' by submitting patches to GNOME in order to have it behave as he likes. This week, on the Linux Foundation's (formerly OSDL) Desktop Architects mailing list, the two sides are going mano a mano." Can I interest you in a pair of these and these?
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Gnome vs. KDE
by oxleyn on Sat 17th Feb 2007 19:41 UTC
oxleyn
Member since:
2005-10-04

I guess a part of me still wishes the Gnome and KDE guys would just get together. For me, at least, I like both interfaces. Both have there quirks and niceties, both look nice in places and not so nice in other places. But hey, I'm realistic and know it's never going to happen! I can but dream though! :-)

I am a self-confessed switcher as I like to try the latest builds of both when they release them.

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RE: Gnome vs. KDE
by DigitalAxis on Sat 17th Feb 2007 20:51 in reply to "Gnome vs. KDE"
DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

They have, they are. There's the Portland project to unify system event calls (I think), both KDE 4 and Gnome 2 will use DBUS (KDE gave up DCOP), both projects are going to be using Telepathy...

My general impression is that KDE and Gnome developers are far more friendly than their respective users.

That said, I don't think KDE is planning on giving up the QT toolkit, nor is Gnome going to give up the GTK toolkit. We may soon find, however, the choice of toolkit becoming irrelevant to the user...

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RE[2]: Gnome vs. KDE
by dylansmrjones on Sat 17th Feb 2007 21:03 in reply to "RE: Gnome vs. KDE"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

You could add in that Gnome is deprecating Corba and Bonobo, just like KDE is deprecating (have deprecated?) DCOP.

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