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LinuxWorld: GNOME vs. KDE: A License to Sell

Jun 21, 2002, 16:00 (74 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)


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"This week I'm going to explain why GNOME is likely to emerge as the most popular desktop platform.

"In case you hadn't noticed, I've failed to address the issues of language support in my comparison of GNOME/GTK and KDE/Qt. After giving the topic a good deal of consideration, I concluded that it would be a wasted effort.

"Both environments have ample language bindings (including bindings for Python, for example). One may have better support than the other for any given language. You rarely see any popular programs for GNOME/GTK written in anything but C or perhaps C++, and I've almost never seen any programs for KDE written in anything other than C++. Unless you have specific requirements for a project, I'm not sure why the abundance of language bindings would be very important. It doesn't seem to have been important for most popular projects..."

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