Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
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abraxas
Member since:
2005-07-07

Yes a software ecosystem has been built around GNOME and GTK. It's a shame. The prominence of GNOME however is what keeps the system going.


That's ridiculous. GTK+ applications far outnumber GNOME applications. There's even another entire desktop using GTK+ (XFCE). GTK+'s future is independent of GNOME.

GTK is used for the wrong reasons. Toolkits should be chosen based on technical merit and not for the purpose of leveraging a user base.


I don't think you understand that people have different goals. Your goals aren't the only relevant ones. There are technical reasons for people to use GTK+ as I have mentioned.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


That's ridiculous. GTK+ applications far outnumber GNOME applications. There's even another entire desktop using GTK+ (XFCE). GTK+'s future is independent of GNOME.


GTK could not be successful without GNOME. Sure XFCE uses GTK but it isn't the default DE of major distros. If Ubuntu dropped GNOME for KDE then you could expect a major drop off in new GTK projects.

The main reason to use GTK is the GNOME userbase. It isn't because of technical proficiency.

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

The main reason to use GTK is the GNOME userbase. It isn't because of technical proficiency.


I guess you just aren't that familiar with the desktop linux then. As I have repeated many times (and you have ignored) there are far more GTK+ applications that have no connection to GNOME than their are GNOME apps. If you think all of them are just going to switch to QT then you're not using your head.

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