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

Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Thu Sep 29 08:39:19 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> 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.

I'm not very familiar with the history of GTK+, so I can't comment. I've 
just noticed a new trend of depicting RH as the new M$.

Just remember the old saying, "Never attribute to malice that which can 
be adequetly explained by incompetence"

RH makes as many mistakes as the next company ...

-- b

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