glib dependancy in KDE3.x

George Staikos staikos at
Fri Mar 7 18:34:04 GMT 2003

On Friday 07 March 2003 13:25, Stefan Westerfeld wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 11:51:13AM -0500, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> > Well, if user chooses a Gtk+ application and not a KDE one, we're not
> > working hard enough. Thankfully, I don't need to use any; and I don't see
> > any reasons why people other than artists (who may need gimp) would need
> > to as well; perhaps my needs are atypical, I don't know, but if they are,
> > this sounds like a good opportunity for you to point out areas that need
> > work.
> I am doing this: we're not working hard enough in cooperation with the
> GNOMEs. The evil (that users choose Gtk+ over Qt) is created in two steps:
> (1) some developers don't learn C++ fast enough to see that it is a really
>     good language for doing things
> (2) then, they work on GNOME, and there nobody will teach them what to use
> C for and what to use C++ for
> Thus, a lot of _developers_ are convinced that developing GNOME
> applications using Gtk+ is the best way of getting a free desktop
> environment. Thus, they waste a lot of effort on compensating the
> weaknesses of C instead of using C++ where appropriate.

  I think what you just proved is that time is better spent on educational 
materials and tutorials than rewriting code.


George Staikos

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