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Re: Window managers (was Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] e?)
- From: rwilliams@xxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Williams)
- Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:15:07 -1000
- Message-id: <35B3973B.685DE264@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Trust me I have been following the flame wars. You can also say many
people support QT and are not concerned with the licensing. Also you
should know that Slashot.com is mainly GPL readers, so of course you
will see many people against QT on it.
> On Sun, 19 Jul 1998, Robert Williams wrote:
> > No one wants to support QT in the Linux world? Maybe you had better do
> > some research. There are thousands of people using KDE and hence QT.
> > Sounds like it is supported to me. How about SuSE? Caldera?
> It's not that no one wants to support QT. Some people are fine with it.
> There is also a big bulk coolition who think Linux should be _truly_ free
> and don't like the LICENSE. PERIOD. If you had been following some of the
> exhanges on this ---try kernel list, slashdot, MANY Linux forums, you
> would _know_ that many people are not 'fine' with QT and have an issue
> with the it. Read up.
> Right now, there is work being done on a free QT replacement. If everyone
> was fine with QT this wouldn't be the case. This is also why more people
> seem to be trying to work with gtk etc. Check out the Harmony project.
> These are philosophical agreements on what Linux is about. I'm not saying
> I'm for or against QT. I do think it's an interesting issue, though.
> > > The easiest way to describe Gnome is Kde sans native window manager.
> > > That is one of the reasons why I believe Gnome will eventually succeed
> > > and Kde will fail. It isn't proprietary, and people like a choice. The
> > > other is license.
> > > Gnome is built on gtk (GPL'd), kde on QT (non-GPL)
> Gnome will be huge and has massive support. The KDE thing with QT will
> only strengthen GNOME, as some people that might not even have gotten that
> _into_ Gnome will do so just because they don't like QT. You have two set
> of supporters, the people that just plain like Gnome and where it's going
> and think it's kewl, and also the people that don't want to see KDE get
> too huge because of the issues that are brought to the table, like it or
> not, by QT.
> One is most dishonest towards one's God; he is not _permitted_ to sin.
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