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LinuxWorld.com.au: GNOME Foundation candidate on KDE League

Nov 16, 2000, 09:25 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

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"To examine more closely what the outcome of this formation is likely to mean from a developer's perspective, LinuxWorld.com.au spoke with James Henstridge, a GNOME developer who polled 14th in the recent election to the GNOME Foundation...."

"How do you view the "apparent" rivalry between KDE and GNOME? Should the two projects combine?"

"JH: The two projects are quite different under the surface. Leaving licensing issues aside, many people choose to develop for one or the other because of the development APIs and tools available. GNOME has many more language bindings than KDE, while KDE provides a nicer C++ interface for many things. Given that people are very attached to these APIs, and the APIs are quite different, I think that any merger would be likely to upset a lot of developers...."

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