Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y If you were, you know, living your lives, you've probably missed it, but old fires are burning brightly once again: there's somewhat of a falling-out going on between KDE and GNOME, with Canonical siding squarely with... KDE. The issue seems to revolve around GNOME's lack of collaboration, as explained by KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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RE: Why no GNOME Perspective?
by _txf_ on Thu 10th Mar 2011 14:36 UTC in reply to "Why no GNOME Perspective?"
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

Unfortunately, in this case their perspective is wrong. They were initially open to the idea, made requests to change some things in the spec, many of which were done in order to accommodate gnome. Some things were not changed but were justified technically by kde, whereupon the gnome devs stopped replying...

Then later said no we don't want this, it does not fit with our vision. It could have been made to fit but they chose to ignore it.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Unfortunately, in this case their perspective is wrong. They were initially open to the idea, made requests to change some things in the spec, many of which were done in order to accommodate gnome. Some things were not changed but were justified technically by kde, whereupon the gnome devs stopped replying...


So say Canonical and KDE. The point is, we don't have any GNOME perspective linked here. Quoting back Shuttleworth and Saigo doesn't equate to having the GNOME side of the story, and the one thing we must always keep in mind in these situations is that no story is ever one-sided.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

So say Canonical and KDE. The point is, we don't have any GNOME perspective linked here


Read the comments in Aarons blog post...

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Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

That's all anecdotal. Where is the evidence? Where are mails on the mailing list? What GNOME developers explicitly or implicitly rejected the proposals? And why? Hearsay doesn't count.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

That's all anecdotal. Where is the evidence? Where are mails on the mailing list? What GNOME developers explicitly or implicitly rejected the proposals? And why? Hearsay doesn't count.


Here you go:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2010-January/011228.html

I think that thread should provide ample proof...

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