Some features for KDE 3.4?

Janne Ojaniemi janne.ojaniemi at
Sun Sep 19 09:44:43 BST 2004

On Saturday 18 September 2004 22:23, Grzegorz Jaśkiewicz wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 21:09:15 +0300, Janne Ojaniemi
> <janne.ojaniemi at> wrote:
> > 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
> >
> I think we shouldn't stop anyone from such behavior. In general, KDE
> developers attitude is simple - we like it, we implement it. They
> don't copy stuff. And it's good. But freedesktop, is an attempt to go
> one step ahead. Many of these steps were made already by KDE ppl, now
> it looks like is taking next steps, implementing stuff
> in GNOME.

IMO Freedesktop does not implement stuff in Gnome. They simply come up with 
specifications and code, and it's up to individual projects to implement 
them. It just happens that Gnome-folks seem to be more involved in 
Freedesktop than KDE-folks are.

> I don't like 'not keen on new stuff, especially if it comes from
> GNOME/fd.o' attitude, that I can see in some KDE ppl. They think they
> lead, but this might rappidly change.

I think that overall KDE is in the lead. But that doesn't mean that KDE leads 
everywhere. There are things in Gnome that KDE could learn from (and vice 
versa of course).
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