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Re: KDE vs. GNOME on F10

On Wednesday 05 August 2009 14:06:43 Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 13:46 +0300, Juha Tuomala wrote:
> > On Wednesday 05 August 2009 13:08:28 Colin Walters wrote:
> > > Because a lot of GNOME works directly with (and depends on) the core
> > > OS., and we want a stable system.
> > 
> > Does this mean, that every time I've installed my system and left 
> > GNOME out, I made a broken system? 
> > 
> > Is there a list of those 'direct dependencies' somewhere?
> No, it means that updating gnome would mean updating a bunch of
> libraries that are used by other apps.

Which sounds like, it would break 'other apps', not 'the core OS'.

> Upgrading the desktop is potentially a big operation. I am very happy
> with the release scheme that is used with Gnome, OpenOffice, GCC and so
> on.

Likewise. I'm also very happy that KDE SIG goes through the effort 
and brings the 4.3 to us and we can enjoy the whole lifespan of already
installed OS. That is a huge saving in manhours, bandwidth, electricity,
hard disk ballbearings, whatever - world wide. Certainly worth of effort.


Better to have one, and not need it, than to need one and not have it.

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