El mié, 11-07-2007 a las 14:09 +0100, Gavin McCullagh escribió: > Hi, > > On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, José L. Redrejo Rodríguez wrote: > > > > Actually that was Petter and mine objection at the Edubuntu gathering in > > > London summer of 2005. One of the Edubuntu developers said every > > > edu-application should be gnome-based. We objected saying that every > > > application should be included for its educational merit, disregarding which > > > developer environment used to make that application. Richard Weideman has > > > pointed at the same. He is Education Programme Manager at Canonical: > > > That's a non-sense. First we are thinking in our students education. I'm > > a gnome user and will never understand that way of thinking. Probably > > the will include java apps and not kde apps. I think we should include > > the best apps for every target. > > I wasn't in London, so I can't comment on what was said there. > > However, in their defense, I don't think the broad argument was "we can't > have kde apps" but more like "we'd really prefer to have gnome versions of > the apps". My understanding was that the reasons were purely technical -- > having chosen gnome as their desktop, the cost of adding KDE apps was large > on the CDROM and on hard disks due to the added weight of KDE libraries. Nowadays using dvd to deliver it souldn't be an issue. > You also tend to have slower start-up times and greater RAM footprints when > you mix the two environments. > That's totally right, and I'm afraid there is no solution for it. > As far as I'm aware, every version of edubuntu so far has included the KDE > Education apps as like you, they are thinking of the students' education > first. > > There was talk for a time initially of trying to clone the KDE apps in > GNOME and later of trying to collaboratively port the KDE apps to GNOME > though sadly I'm not aware of any noticeable progress on either. A similar > project exists with openoffice. I think it would be great if you could run > lots of educational (and other) apps using either toolkit but perhaps there > are better value ways to spend efforts. > That's one of the reasons I'm promoting the use of gambas (http://gambas.sf.net) between the teachers in Extremadura, whenever they ask me a programming language to learn. Just clicking a checkbox the same source code become a native gtk or native qt app. That's something people who spend efforts and money in creating new educative applications should consider.
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