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Jun 19, 2010, 20:12 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jos Poortvliet)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Since then, a lot has changed. That doesn't include the difference in focus between Gnome and KDE - Matthias complained Gnome builds a great user experience on inferior technology, KDE creates super technology while not doing enough on usability. He's not wrong.

"So KDE has created a very open culture which results in innovation, experimentation and new technology. The user experience, while more of a focus than in the KDE 3.x times, imho still ain't what it needs to be, might never be the way we currently work. At least, the finishing touch is boring and hard to do in such an open meritocracy.

"How to create usable software

"You'd need a strongly design-driven development for a finished, consistent experience, were developers follow a common vision laid out by a few brilliant designers. And follow through on the boring stuff. This simply doesn't fit how we work - developers decide on what happens to their applications and what they spend their free time on."

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