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
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2005-07-07

What? So now you KNOW that GTK+ apps were intended only to blend in with GNOME and not because they chose to use the GTK+ toolkit over QT for other reasons? That's just silly. You don't know that more than anyone else knows or doesn't know that. What I do know is that XFCE apps are GTK+ and that there are quite a few other GTK+ apps out there not intended for only GNOME desktops.

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

When you take a design choice, you have to think about your target audience. In the case of GTK apps, it's quite clear that in the beginning, it was a philosophic choice, then it became a target audience related choice. You don't target KDE with GTK, that's clear. But a normal programmer would target the biggest userbase: Gnome. It's just logic. Some apps like thunar target XFCE, but they are rare.

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