Re: GNOME3 Ugh! What specifically didn't work.
On Sun, 2011-11-13 at 07:28 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> > The most serious issue is, that some professional FLOSS apps were
> > written for GNOME 2, with GNOME 3 we fall back to an amateur OS
> > regarding to some apps.
> > - Ralf
> OK, I'm a n00b, so I don't always understand how things work. But that
> sounds backward to me.... why would one write "professional" software that
> depended on a particular version of a particular DE or WM? Wouldn't it be
> smarter (more reasonable) to write the DE or WM around the needs of the
> software or at least the kernel?
Some apps might be part of the DE, but I refer to apps that base on some
runtime libraries, perhaps it's a GTK issue, but IIUC GTK depends to
GNOME and Qt depends to KDE. You can run those GNOME apss on KDE and KDE
apps on GNOME, but when GNOME 3 replaces GNOME 2 some libs are missing
More precise it might be an issue to basic libraries. But I'm not a
Linux coder, somebody else might correct this half-truth.