Some features for KDE 3.4?
janne.ojaniemi at nbl.fi
Sat Sep 18 19:09:15 BST 2004
On Saturday 18 September 2004 20:44, Grzegorz Jaśkiewicz wrote:
>From what I see, and I am just contributing small piece of software to
> KDE, not doing anything big acctually, KDE developers think that most
> of stuff done on linux (or free) desktop area was invented in KDE, and
> we should not be forced to keep compatbility with gnome ppl, but it
> should be rather other way around.
I think the absolutely worst thing that KDE-developers can do, is to adopt a
NIH-attitude (NIH = Not Invented Here). I have seen some traces of that when
watching them discuss whether to take more part in Freedesktop.org.
> Other aspect of whole issue, is that KDE is not just linux desktop
> enviroment. It's aimed for unix, and currently even win32 enviroments. and
> so far, HAL is just linux specyfic.
> If you want to follow discussion on core-devel:
True, HAL might be LInux specific. But is there anything that makes it
Linux-specific, apart from not being ported yet?
And besides, I think it's perfectly OK for KDE to take advantage of some
unique advantages some platform might offer. In this case, it would mean
supporting HAL in Linux. In other platforms (*BSD etc.) things would work out
like they have worked out before. They wouldn't be deprived of anything, some
other people would just gain some additional features. Just because some
platform does not support all the bells and whistles should not IMO mean that
the feature is not implemented at all.
PS: I accidentally put in incorrect reply-to address to my original message.
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