Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Dec 2007 09:50 UTC
Gnome There is a controversy in the Linux world. It doesn't have to do with Microsoft, or anything overtly technical. It may seem, to the outsider, the open source equivalent of the question, "Boxers or briefs?" But it's much more serious than that. More here.
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RE: KDE not stable API?
by dark child on Wed 26th Dec 2007 11:39 UTC in reply to "KDE not stable API?"
dark child
Member since:
2005-12-09

Seems like political excuses in my opinion. Sun sponsors GNOME and they have invested a lot of cash and developer time on various aspects of GNOME, so I am not surprised they ship GNOME and not KDE. I don't think it has anything to do with the KDE API, it just seems like they prefer GNOME.

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RE[2]: KDE not stable API?
by binarycrusader on Wed 26th Dec 2007 14:24 in reply to "RE: KDE not stable API?"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Seems like political excuses in my opinion. Sun sponsors GNOME and they have invested a lot of cash and developer time on various aspects of GNOME, so I am not surprised they ship GNOME and not KDE. I don't think it has anything to do with the KDE API, it just seems like they prefer GNOME.


No, every bit of software that is integrated is evaluated on a large set of criteria. API stability, licensing, developer responsiveness, etc. are all considerations.

While at this point Sun may continue to choose GNOME due to their past investment, their initial choice of GNOME over KDE was for different reasons.

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