[kde-solaris] Re: KDE on Solaris Companion CD
Mon Feb 24 23:18:27 2003
Correct me if I am wrong people, but I believe Gnome is the default desktop
in Red Hat (states) and KDE is the default with Suse (Europe). So, in theory
(*grin*) Gnome is more popular in the states.
I believe the official answer SUN gave was that the programmers were more
familiar with C than C++. Others have speculated that QT licensing issues
were also a concern. I was just commenting on how credible I thought those
-- Russ LeBar x3355
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Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 17:09
Subject: Re: [kde-solaris] Re: KDE on Solaris Companion CD
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On Monday 24 February 2003 19:55, LeBar, Russell wrote:
> Right. The Qt licensing issue is not that it hurts Sun directly but that
> might discourage some vendors from developing for the platform. But I'm
> sure if I really buy into that theory.
This wasn't ment to be a theory ;-) I just wanted to clearify the QT
question. I don't know what the reasons for SUN's choice are. Maybe Gnome
a better timing or was more present in the US than KDE. Maybe it's because
KDE is rather anarchistic with no real person to talk to or any other
Maybe Eric can tell us more?
> It's unfortunate the way things went
> since right now KDE is looking like the better desktop.
I never used Gnome, so I cannot compare, but I know, that Windows users have
no problem to switch to a KDE desktop and they often like it better. I don't
think we need to mention CDE in this comparison ;-)
> -- Russ LeBar x3355
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eva Brucherseifer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Monday 24 February 2003 19:22, LeBar, Russell wrote:
> > -- Russ LeBar x3355
> > I've heard that Qt licensing issues and most of the programmers know C
> > but not C++ (or not as well). I'm not sure if I buy into the Qt
> > though since didn't developers have to buy a Motif license for CDE?
> QT is dual-licensed with QPL and GPL and you can choose which license to
> This means: As long as your code is opensource, you don't have to get a
> license. If you want to develop commercial code under your own license,
> every developer needs to buy a commercial QT license.
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