Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jun 2008 08:14 UTC
Gnome The KDE project saw the writing on the wall. They saw that they had reached a certain limit when it came to what could be done with the KDE 3.x series - they named it the "big friggin' wall", and decided that in order to get over that wall, incremental updates wouldn't do - they needed massive changes, a big jump, and they went for it. It's been a rough road, but it seems as if KDE 4.1 is showing signs of the vision becoming a reality. And it now seems as if several people within the GNOME community are seeing the writing on the wall too: GNOME 2.x has reached its goal - now what?
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RE[2]: Not buying it
by danieldk on Wed 11th Jun 2008 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Not buying it"
danieldk
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This fixation on eye-candy has been a distraction for too long. Yes, it's impressive but ultimately pointless.


If it is purely eye candy, I agree. But the platform itself is not developing rapidly as well. I am not an Apple fanboy (although I do have an OS X machine), but I'd love to have something equivalent (and stable) to the Core technologies. They make it easy to create stunning applications.

The emphasis should change from the desktop as a bunch of applications to a full platform. Of course, GNOME provides platform libraries, but it is nowhere the same experience as e.g. OS X or possibly KDE 4 (I haven't looked at it in detail yet).

Edited 2008-06-11 13:27 UTC

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