glib in kdesupport: yes or no?

Havoc Pennington hp at
Tue Mar 11 23:24:15 GMT 2003

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:48:52PM -0800, Adam Treat wrote:
> Two rules I've discerned:
> 1.  If it helps to promote GNOME or seems to make GNOME look good then some go to great lengths to
> include it.
> 2.  If it somehow makes GNOME look bad or is not particularly convienent to the discussion at hand
> then it's not really GNOME until the next time it comes up and then back to rule 1.
> ie, OpenOffice isn't really a part of GNOME so you can't fault RedHat for choosing this
> non-'GNOME' app over KOffice in KDE/BlueCurve. (see rule 2) ... 
> (see rule 1)

Your point about inconsistency only makes sense if you think that the
same entity is doing both the Red Hat default application selection,

However, comes from Christian
Schaller, and the Red Hat default apps come from the Red Hat product

Not that it even *matters* - clearly the only thing we *should* care
about is whether the apps are the best ones, not which group they
originate from.

You may also be mixing two definitions of "GNOME app" or "KDE app" -
one might be "GNOME or KDE claims credit or blessing for the app" and
one might be "the app uses the GNOME or KDE platform." Where
OpenOffice is arguably "GNOME-affiliated" by the first definition but
clearly is not a GNOME app by the second.

And the second definition is definitely the one that's relevant if
we're really talking about technical merits of the apps rather than


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