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[3]: kde vs gnome, qt vs gtk
by boudewijn on Tue 31st Mar 2009 10:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: kde vs gnome, qt vs gtk"
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You wrote "just by Amarok", but I think you meant to wrote "used by Amarok" -- otherwise your sentence doesn't make much sense, grammatically. And, of course, even with that emendation, it doesn't make much sense: Digikam loads only the kde components it needs, nothing else. If you start Amarok after Digikam, the extra components Amarok needs are loaded. KDE's libraries are pretty modular these days.

It's the same with any big application that doesn't try to reinvent everything itself, like Evolution, which used to have code to convert between rgb and hsv so it could draw shadows on buttons, or Mozilla, which had, last time I checked, its own math library implementation, or OpenOffice with its own component and widget framework. Though I don't think those apps are shining examples of starting in under 10 seconds...

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