Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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RE[2]: There is no argument
by sbergman27 on Mon 30th Mar 2009 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE: There is no argument"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

I think GnomeDo is one of the strongest reasons not to use Gnome.

Why? GnomeDo is not part of Gnome. If I wrote an app called "KBabyMulcher", would that be a strong reason not to use KDE?

How about WinMulch? iMulch?

Edited 2009-03-30 19:48 UTC

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RE[3]: There is no argument
by darknexus on Mon 30th Mar 2009 19:47 in reply to "RE[2]: There is no argument"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Thing is, most people get confused over what is part of GNOME and what is part of their distribution's standard GNOME environment. Hense these misconceptions that GNOME-Do is part of GNOME standard and that GNOME depends on Mono, etc etc...

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RE[4]: There is no argument
by sbergman27 on Mon 30th Mar 2009 19:53 in reply to "RE[3]: There is no argument"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Thing is, most people get confused over what is part of GNOME and what is part of their distribution's standard GNOME environment.

Agreed. But what distros include GnomeDo? The *buntus don't. And I don't think Fedora does. To be sure, it is available in Universe. But is not blessed. And certainly is not installed by default.

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RE[4]: There is no argument
by Lunitik on Mon 30th Mar 2009 22:19 in reply to "RE[3]: There is no argument"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

Gnome does depend on mono, via that Tomboy notes thing

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

If I wrote an app called "KBabyMulcher", would that be a strong reason not to use KDE?

How about WinMulch? iMulch?


That depends - what are the licensing terms?

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RE[4]: There is no argument
by Lunitik on Mon 30th Mar 2009 22:19 in reply to "RE[3]: There is no argument"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

Licensing terms of Mono is the GPL... so clearly the argument goes deeper.

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