Why not reusing more GNOME components?

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 16:39:11 CEST 2014

On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet at gnome.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 05:25:14AM -0700, Matthew Brush wrote:
>> Why does GNOME continue to waste efforts by duplicating everything in KDE?
>> Most KDE apps are better, more powerful, and have more features than GNOME
>> apps, so following your logic, GNOME should stop wasting its efforts of
>> duplicating a whole separate GUI toolkit, applications and desktop
>> environment and just use stuff from KDE.
>> Likely the answer to that (facetious) question will answer your questioning
>> of much of XFCE's existence.
> GNOME and KDE don't have the same principles. KDE has too much
> configuration in my opinion.
> But I think Xfce and GNOME have some principles in common. And the
> development platform (GLib, GTK+) is in common too.

> On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:40:50AM +0200, Liviu Andronic wrote:
>> Xfce provides a simple, intuitive and usable environment for end users.
> This sounds like GNOME principles too. The GNOME desktop and apps should
> Just Work™, or with little configuration. Have a good usability (and
> with GNOME 3, have also a good design).
Well, from what I hear Gnome 3 is designed to be intuitive for
iBeings. While Xfce is mainly for human beings. :) Two different


> If a user really needs a
> specific tool configuration not provided with a GUI, command line tools
> can always be used. But the GUI should be sufficient for most users.
> --
> Sébastien
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