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: I don't think so
by KAMiKAZOW on Tue 31st Mar 2009 01:44 UTC in reply to "I don't think so"
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I don't think Gnome has lost momentum.

I've read that the number of GNOME developers stayed roughly the same thoughout the past two or so years, while at the same time the number of KDE developers increased.
I have no idea if that is actually true. Even if it is, it doesn't neccessarily mean that the development of GNOME is slowing down. GNOME as always relied mostly on corporate backing with paid full-time developers (most employed by Ximian/Novell, Sun, and Red Hat) while KDE is a community project with only a few full-time devs.

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