Repositioning the KDE brand

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Thu Jul 2 21:08:40 BST 2009

On Wednesday 01 July 2009, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 June 2009, nf2 wrote:
> the other things i don't reply to here, i essentially agree with :) however:
> > * System (or Platform, or infrastructure) technologies like ioslaves
> > or kwallet: While KDE has been the "market leader" for a long time,
> > comparable technologies have caught up or have even become "cooler".
> > Therefore KDE could benefit from "incorporating" them. The "Platform"
> > should move to the layer below KDE - things that are eager to be
> > shared by everyone. You won't love me for that, but honestly: That
> > part of the world should be ruled by GLib and GObjects...
> that would be a HUGE mistake. the people who are myopically tied to glib
> and gobject are putting the entire F/OSS desktop at risk by trying to force
> others to use inferior technology just because it's what they know.
> it's time to put this stupid "least common denominator" mentality behind us
> as that sentences us to using what adherents to the least competent
> technologies can offer. this is so completely ass-backwards it's not even
> funny.
> it's also time people outside of the KDE/Qt world stopped reinventing
> wheels and throwing away years, in some cases a decade, worth of quality,
> proven effort.
> the world has come around with WebKit, and that's progress. the kind of
> progress we really need, as opposed to reinvention of the same thing
> written to an inferior set of tools.

Right. Especially now that Qt is LGPL there is no reason anymore.


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