Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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Good article.
by drstorm on Mon 18th May 2009 19:49 UTC
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2009-04-24

I agree with most of it.

Just a note: When they talk about Qt or Gtk instabilities, I think are referring to API rather than implementation. So, basically, it all works well, but you never know when the compatibility will brake and force you to update the applications relaying on the libraries.
Of course, it's not that dramatic. Qt4 did break the compatibility with Qt3, but with a very good reason. It became much better. ;) It's always a battle between progress and convenience.

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RE: Good article.
by Delgarde on Mon 18th May 2009 23:30 in reply to "Good article."
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2008-08-19

Just a note: When they talk about Qt or Gtk instabilities, I think are referring to API rather than implementation. So, basically, it all works well, but you never know when the compatibility will brake and force you to update the applications relaying on the libraries.


Which is a *really* odd thing to say, given Gtk+ at least has been maintaining stable API and ABI since about 2002.

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RE[2]: Good article.
by drstorm on Tue 19th May 2009 11:50 in reply to "RE: Good article."
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2009-04-24

Which is a *really* odd thing to say, given Gtk+ at least has been maintaining stable API and ABI since about 2002.

I didn't know that, because I find both Gtk and Gnome ugly (both the code and the looks), so I don't follow their development. I like Qt. ;) (Note that I don't want to start a flame war here. I know that there are a lot of people who like Gtk and Gnome, and I respect that.)

Thanks for the info. ;)

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