Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in DesktopLinux.com's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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RE[2]: Gnome is back
by SlackerJack on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Gnome is back"
SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

Well KDE used the new tools like CMAKE mainly for crossplatform reasons I read(one of the main reasons for using dbus as well).

Personally I dont see the big deal with porting to Windows, fine the applications(which GTK has already) but the desktop i'm not a big fan of waste resources on that to port the entire DE.

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RE[3]: Gnome is back
by KugelKurt on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome is back"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

KDE uses CMake for various reasons.
The KDE guys said that autotools is too compicated (new developers have to spend too much time just figure it out rather than code something) and CMake offers besser portability (easy integration with Visual Studio and Xcode).

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RE[3]: Gnome is back
by KugelKurt on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 22:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome is back"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, I see now that there was even a story about that on OSNews: http://www.osnews.com/story.php/15046/Why-KDE-Moved-From-autotools-...

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