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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RE[5]: Cry Wolf - Yet Again
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 01:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cry Wolf - Yet Again"

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> ain't nothing but a tool

If its just a tool like you rightfully say, then why do you keep defending the hell out of it ? And good, if we all use tools then we should be using the best tools to get the stuff done we want. And the luck is with KDE here since it offers exactly these tools.

I make you an offer to evaluate into:

Planner (GNOME)

TaskJuggler (KDE)

I'd really like to know from you, which of these two applications you would use. Please do us a favor and ignore the desktop or toolkit preference, simply value these two applications from their capabilities and look at them like you would be running a small company that needs to do project management in the IT business. I hope I don't overstrain your skills in this area but I do believe you will realize what I am up to. Please also ignore the buttons, usability and whatever. What matters are the tasks to accomplish, the functions, the features compared to say MS.Project.

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RE[6]: Cry Wolf - Yet Again
by segedunum on Sun 6th Nov 2005 01:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Cry Wolf - Yet Again"
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It's Task Juggler, hands down, because I've needed a project management tool to use. Now that's not an impassioned, fanboy response. Planner is an MS Project wannabe. TaskJuggler is just plain better.

- Exporting to different formats
- Resources and costs
- Analysis, profit and loss
- etc etc

What's more, this stuff actually works!

Why? Well, one can certainly work out fairly quickly that the quality of the development framework available with Qt and KDE allows the developers to spend more time actually adding features that are actually useful to people. You know, software is a tool, no impassioned responses, people need to get work done etc. etc.?

At some stage the quality of the applications on top of a decent KDE application framework will get to a tipping point and really, really tell, and it isn't going to matter one jot just how hard some people try to make something a 'standard'. I just wonder what people are going to come up with then.

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RE[7]: Cry Wolf - Yet Again
by on Sun 6th Nov 2005 01:43 in reply to "RE[6]: Cry Wolf - Yet Again"
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> It's Task Juggler, hands down, because I've needed a project management tool to use.

Been using it daily here. It simply rocks and it costs us nothing. I somehow feel ashamed to use such a great piece of software without the posibility to give back something to the author. The quality of Task Juggler is impressive and it integrates nicely into KDE. People should throw an eye on the screenshots and examples section. MS Project costs around 750 (Euros) here and this for the standard 2003 version. We saved so much and we owe that guy who wrote it at least a big thank you.

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