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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Developer's POV
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 00:34 UTC

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As both a user and a developer, I'm pleased to hear this news. Any developer here would know how we cringe to hear having to develop applications twice to support two platforms. Now, with this consolidation, hobbyists can target KDE or Gnome if they want to, but more finnicky ISV's who'd like to developer for corporate and enterprise users can just concentrate on one.

Now if only the Gnome people would complete their API Reference and Programming Guide docs.

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RE: Developer's POV
by Hiev on Sun 6th Nov 2005 00:39 in reply to "Developer's POV"
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As a user, and a developer Im happy with Novell's desition too, I live in a poor country where I couln't pay for a Qt license (and like me there are many), Giving support to GNOME is giving the chance to me and others who can't pay for an expensive license.

Thank you Novell.

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