Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 has been released today. "This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
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RE[5]: GTK YAST
by Hiev on Fri 5th Oct 2007 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: GTK YAST"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

As I remember you trolled that it would take years to make a GTK front end for YAST, and look, it only took some months, but of course, don't let that stop you in your anti-gtk quest.

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RE[6]: GTK YAST
by Morty on Fri 5th Oct 2007 18:42 in reply to "RE[5]: GTK YAST"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

it only took some months

That's verifiable not correct, as it was part of Google's Summer of Code 2006(and it was started before that:-). Even if it has got 1:1 functionality coverage of YaST already, it took more than some months.

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RE[7]: GTK YAST
by joeca on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:12 in reply to "RE[6]: GTK YAST"
joeca Member since:
2007-09-06

At this point it doesn't matter, it's done and over with. Now gnome people can enjoy a gtk interface. I don't even use gnome and I think it was the right decision.

It goes along with the total presentation you deliver. For example, Fedora and Ubuntu; both have excellent gnome distrobutions. The KDE versions of both are "ghetto wastelands" when compared to their gnome counterparts. They don't spend much time developing these DE's. To me it gives off the impresion that they don't really care much about KDE users. Which may or may not be true, but it leads me to not use there distro.

Also even with the applications to "convert" gtk apps to qt and the reverse, the menu structures are different(continuity), and icons don't change often to their new respective DE(look & feel), so it usually comes across half-baked to me.

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RE[6]: GTK YAST
by segedunum on Sat 6th Oct 2007 01:22 in reply to "RE[5]: GTK YAST"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

As I remember you trolled that it would take years to make a GTK front end for YAST...

Nope don't recall making that comment. I do remember saying that it was pointless though. But then again, it's easy to role out the troll word.

and look, it only took some months

It took more than a few months, and if you actually have a look at it:

http://news.opensuse.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/gtk-yast-blueto...

They are basically exact reproductions of the Qt YaST modules, except written with GTK. So what exactly were they doing here that was different?

...don't let that stop you in your anti-gtk quest.

Ahhhhhh. I know this is a tender area to broach with some people, but I'm sorry sweetheart, I just don't believe that re-writing applications in another toolkit is a good idea.

I mean, why bother porting GTK to Windows and the Mac when you can just rewrite the GIMP's front-end in Cocoa and Windows.Forms? But of course, that would be silly, wouldn't it? ;-)

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