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Re: Can we pull KDE?

> On Mon, Sep 07, 1998 at 04:21:44PM +0100, Philip Hands wrote:
> > > It's something of a concern to me to see a free software project
> > > be so hostile towards another. We can hardly afford to be fighting.
> > 
> > I think you're over stating the case here.  The ``hostility'' you mention is 
> > not really aimed at KDE as a whole.  It is specifically aimed at their abuse 
> > of the GPL on two counts:
> I meant that the KDE is being hostile towards Harmony. I cannot see why
> they would go out of their way to make sure Harmony cannot replace Qt for them

Quoting from memory (Ian Jackson can probably confirm this, since he was
there, and he and I were asking the questions) of the UKUUG Linux
event in June, some Q&A with Richard Moore went something like this:

Q:  Will KDE support the use of Harmony ?
A:  KDE will use harmony whenever Harmony provides all the features we use
    from Qt, with the same level of quality we get from Qt ?

Q:  Will you be willing to settle on the features of the current version of Qt,
    rather than adopting new features as they appear ?
A:  As new features appear in Qt, we will adopt them, to provide the best 
    software we can for our users.

Q:  So Harmony will never be adopted by KDE, because it will never catch up 
    with the moving target that is Qt, is that right?
A:  <no comment>

Obviously, one KDE developer != All KDE developers, but several of them seem 
to think this way.  If this is the consensus of the KDE developers, than 
harmony is dead in the water, and we should be working on Gnome instead IMHO.

Cheers, Phil.

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