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 call BS
by boudewijn on Tue 31st Mar 2009 07:50 UTC in reply to "I call BS"
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2006-03-05

You could even make a very strong case that KDE has been developed in incremental steps from KDE 2.0 to KDE 3.5.10 -- that is from October 2000 to August 2008. The change from KDE 1 to KDE 2 was quite comparable to the change from KDE 3 to KDE 4; nonetheless the impression that everything was thrown away and developed from scratch is quite wrong. Someone really ought to do some research how much code has been kept over the years and through all transitions, but it is considerable.

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