Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:04 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Gnome On popular demand, here is Davyd Madeley's preview of GNOME 2.14. "Built on the shoulders of giants, GNOME 2.14 hits the shelves on the 15th of March. As well as new features and more polish, developers have been working around the clock to squeeze more performance out of the most commonly used applications and libraries. This is a review of some of the most shiny work that has gone into the upcoming GNOME release."
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Looks great!
by michi on Fri 17th Feb 2006 17:27 UTC
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The screenshots look really great! Very clean and beautiful and somehow they just feel right. I wish KDE (which I use) would look like this.

However, what really matters is applications. Right now, some very good applications like gimp and inkscape are written using gtk/Gnome, but other excellent applications like k3b, scribus, amaroK are written using Qt/KDE. But Qt/KDE applications do not integrate well with GNOME and gtk/Gnome applications do not integrate well in KDE.

Right now the user has to chose if he likes a clean, good-looking desktop, but miss some of the best applications, or if he likes a really functional desktop with the best applications available, but without real consistency.

Personally I think one of the most important things to enhance the Linux desktop experience is to make Qt/KDE applications integrate well with Gnome and make gtk/Gnome applications integrate well in KDE. For example, gimp and inkscape should use the KDE filerequester and the KDE theme when run from KDE.

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RE: Looks great!
by macisaac on Fri 17th Feb 2006 17:33 in reply to "Looks great!"
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actually if you use the gtk-qt theme engine off of (seems to becoming standard now) which integrates nicely into the kde control center, gtk apps do works and integrate fairly nicely now in KDE (themes and fonts). On the distro I develop for the university I work at, KDE is our default, supported, desktop, however most of our "supported" core apps are either GTK based, or at least not QT. Works rather well (not 100% integration, but much better than without it)

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RE[2]: Looks great!
by mallard on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:40 in reply to "RE: Looks great!"
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Does gtk-qt's opposite number exist?
ie Something that makes qt apps use gtk themes?

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RE: Looks great!
by miscz on Sat 18th Feb 2006 01:32 in reply to "Looks great!"
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Try QtCurve, it looks very close to Clearlooks. I'm a Gnome user but I could not live without Amarok, K3b and Quanta, with this theme I can gnomify them a little. The icons are real problem since they are so different on both desktops, I hope Tango gets complete soon.

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