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.
E-mail Print r 15   · Read More · 127 Comment(s)
Thread beginning with comment 356566
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: you know what sucks?
by darknexus on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 00:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: you know what sucks?"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

However it's absolute perfectly possible to create 100% GNOME HIG conforming applications with Qt.

Perhaps conforming to most of the HIG, however one philosophy of GNOME is in regards to accessibility, and assistive technologies. At the moment, QT is not an option for this reason if no other, due to the lack of integration with at-spi. This is eventually going to be fixed, with the at-spi-dbus project aiming for useability by the end of the year, but for now any QT application would not be considered a GNOME application on those grounds alone. It's not just about the HIG, it's about integration, and as long as QT doesn't integrate with all of GNOME's core technologies no QT application would ever be considered for GNOME. As at-spi and the relevant assistive software is considered a core GNOME technology, this effectively bars QT apps. NOt trying to put down QT, just laying out the facts.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[4]: you know what sucks?
by superstoned on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 11:03 in reply to "RE[3]: you know what sucks?"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

You sure have a point. However, investing in fixing this in Qt would be far more efficient than fixing everything else lacking in GTK2+.

I think it is time to start integrating Qt and GTK2+ more closely.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[5]: you know what sucks?
by sbergman27 on Sat 4th Apr 2009 23:12 in reply to "RE[4]: you know what sucks?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

You sure have a point. However, investing in fixing this in Qt would be far more efficient than fixing everything else lacking in GTK2+.

I've long felt that there is a *huge* potential in fixing usability issues in KDE and QT. I would consider moving to KDE3 if I thought there was a real chance of that happening. I'd even consider a migration of the business desktops I administer, over the next few years. But it has become so painfully apparent that there was *no* interest, in the KDE camp, in doing so, that the only reasonable thing to do has been to support, and use, the product of a desktop project whose devs cared. Or, perhaps I should say, one whose devs even recognized that there was a problem, which KDE devs simply don't seem to do.

If you think you can convince your KDE buddies, then fantastic. I've already spoken to your Aaron Seigo. But he is so immersed in his own fantasy world that there seems no possible way of getting through to him.

Edited 2009-04-04 23:27 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 0