[Thunar-dev] Fwd: Gnome is trying to decrease memory usage.

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Thu Sep 29 08:26:21 CEST 2005

Biju Chacko wrote:
>>Benedikt, any time you and/or any one else wants to make the jump to QT4 
>>I will gladly follow... and take my skills with me. I agree with 
>>everything you have said on this topic. I have been fed up with 
>>GTK+/GNOME for years (and Fedora). The root of the problem as I see it 
>>is Redhat's control over both projects (the project leaders work for 
>>Redhat). This has continually stifled innovation because both projects 
>>are not independent and tend to program with Redhat blinkers on. I have 
>>continued to write my C++ library for GTK+ for several reasons. I have 
>>already spent  years on my project and it's hard to throw it all away. 
>>When I started out I thought that GTK+ needed all the help it could 
>>get... but I was wrong. It is very hard to help either GTK or GNOME 
>>programmatically. In the past my concern about moving to QT is  "What 
>>program would I write if I did"? Language bindings are out... I wouldn't 
>>know what to program. One thing I am looking forward to is the first 
>>stable release of openSUSE next week. Finally I can dump Fedora.
> Umm, Sun and Novell have a heck of a lot more GNOME guys than we (Red 
> Hat) do.

I agree with Jeff except that I don't think that RedHat is the only 
problem source around. RedHat had the chance to turn Gtk+ into something 
usable years ago, similar to what Trolltech did to Qt, but they missed 
the chance. Now that Sun and Novell entered the stage, chances are very 
low that either of them will do it.

> -- b


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