Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Nov 2005 17:51 UTC, submitted by AdriAn Avila
Novell and Ximian Rumors circulating that Novell is going to kill off its popular Linux desktop lines are completely false. [However,] Novell is making one large strategic change. The GNOME interface is going to become the default interface on both the SLES and Novell Linux Desktop line. KDE libraries will be supplied on both, but the bulk of Novell's interface moving forward will be on GNOME. "The entire KDE graphical interface and product family will continue to be supported and delivered on OpenSuSE."
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Do you know?
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 21:44 UTC

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Do you know why this sucks? Now Novell, Sun and RedHat are all pulling on Gnome and not in the same direction. Thats not good for Gnome. For KDE this means litle, their course was always more or less the same no mater how much or litle distros suported them.

What gets me thinking is Yast, it's a QT app and now Suse is going Gnome what dose this mean for Yast?

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RE: Do you know?
by Celerate on Sun 6th Nov 2005 05:11 in reply to "Do you know?"
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YaST itself is a console app, YaST2 is written in Qt.

I think that YaST and YaST2 use the same underlying code and the curses and Qt parts are just frontends, so writing a GTK frontend and no doubt calling it YaST3 wouldn't be too difficult.

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RE[2]: Do you know?
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 05:17 in reply to "RE: Do you know?"
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"so writing a GTK frontend and no doubt calling it YaST3 wouldn't be too difficult."
i disagree. i tried to make a 'pure KDE' on suse and failed miserably. while its possible to have a 'pure GNOME' on suse without any kde libraries whatsoever, the same is far from true the other way round. yast and lots of qt/kde applications make use of glib, bonobo, and quite a few other gnome libs. if you try to uninstall yast, half the gnome libs gets uninstalled too because of dependencies. so it seems like making a gtk port will be quite straightforward.

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