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Is Gnome dead?
Posted Oct 10, 2009 15:09 UTC (Sat) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750)
Posted Oct 10, 2009 17:00 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(No, not to me either.)
Posted Oct 10, 2009 18:59 UTC (Sat) by Kit (guest, #55925)
Not just any distribution... but a distribution ran by the makers of Qt. Now, if *Red Hat* switched to Qt/KDE... then the Gnome developers should get very worried (especially the ones employed by RH).
Posted Oct 11, 2009 8:01 UTC (Sun) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Oct 11, 2009 10:04 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Oct 11, 2009 14:52 UTC (Sun) by liljencrantz (guest, #28458)
Posted Oct 11, 2009 20:50 UTC (Sun) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Posted Oct 11, 2009 21:58 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Oct 12, 2009 13:43 UTC (Mon) by jond (subscriber, #37669)
Posted Oct 12, 2009 20:21 UTC (Mon) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
That is the most important thing for any platform and is why KDE4 crapped out
early on. No apps means completely worthless.
So unless you want to have the Ubuntu desktop be a completely unusable for
the 3 years while people sort out the mess of dropping support for 90% of the
applications that people use on Ubuntu then it is probably a better idea to
just keep improving Gnome incrementally.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 9:54 UTC (Tue) by gevaerts (subscriber, #21521)
I wish you weren't right, and that it hadn't worked so well...
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