Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Gnome Only a few days ago, we ran an article on the future of KDE and GNOME, and which of the two had the brighter future based on their developmental processes. Barely has that discussion ended, or the GNOME engineering team comes with a pretty daunting plan to introduce a fairly massive reworking of the GNOME interface for GNOME 3.0 (2.30). Read on for the details.
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RE: you know what sucks?
by KAMiKAZOW on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 23:28 UTC in reply to "you know what sucks?"
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PPL with excellent ideas and design capabilities choosing crappy technology for political reasons

No, it's not a political reason. It's a personal reason -- "too large ego" / "not invented here". Just like the Konqueror developers who refuse to adopt QtWebKit and instead stick to KHTML until the bitter end.

A political reason would be "I don't use this software, because its license is not free and I support democracy and freedom".

There are LOTS of cool, cooperative people in both projects. They are the people who cooperate within, work on shared back-end technologies like dbus, and jointly organize the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit (Akademy+GUADEC) this summer.
Those people know that the main difference between GNOME and KDE is the HIG philosophy, but that GNOME and KDE have the same political (!) goal: Freedom for the computer desktop.

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