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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UNITED WE DIVIDE
by stereotype on Fri 11th Mar 2011 04:11 UTC
stereotype
Member since:
2007-04-06

The linux desktop has long suffered with the GNOME vs KDE split, and here comes Mr Shuttleworth trying to create a 3rd desktop to divide the community even further. And what's funny is he calls it UNITY!!!
Who cares about your freakin indicators....
Hey mamma look! We changed the maximize / minimize buttons to the left!!
How about trying to participate in GNOME from the inside, in a democratic way, like everyone else! But hey, you've already said that UBUNTU is not a democracy!
Guess what? GNOME is not your bitch... Get over it!

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RE: UNITED WE DIVIDE
by TheGZeus on Fri 11th Mar 2011 04:20 in reply to "UNITED WE DIVIDE"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I present to you:
The attitude problem of the GNOME community.

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RE[2]: UNITED WE DIVIDE
by mieses on Fri 11th Mar 2011 07:14 in reply to "RE: UNITED WE DIVIDE"
mieses Member since:
2006-02-07

most open source projects would really benefit from some criticism, abuse, and perhaps a few flying coffee mugs from a tyrannical designer with attitude.

good design is about attitude (among other things)! i use gnome because of their 'attitude', as you put it. it's a design attitude that prevents gnome from releasing the kind of junk ui/ux that you see in most open source efforts. they take the process of design seriously. i can't think of any other open source effort that has as much design intelligence and design integrity as Gnome. KDE and Ubuntu come up with lots of clever engineering and widgety things but their design just sucks.

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RE[2]: UNITED WE DIVIDE
by allanregistos on Mon 14th Mar 2011 06:57 in reply to "RE: UNITED WE DIVIDE"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

I present to you:
The attitude problem of the GNOME community.

Does using the GNOME desktop all these years will include me in the GNOME community?

You might be saying "GNOME Developers" instead.

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