Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Thu Dec 10 21:19:35 GMT 2009

Kevin Krammer posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:21:37 +0100 as excerpted:

> I wouldn't call Gambas inew", it has been available for years and seems
> to have loyal followers and all. But I haven't seen any common
> application built with it yet so my guess is that it is, quite like VB,
> mostly used for in-house and custom solutions.

I don't disagree with your post, but thought I'd mention that I /did/ see 
one app while browsing for a package to fill some functionality hole I 
had (IDR what) a few weeks ago, that was written in basic and therefore 
required gambas as a dependency.  The author mentioned it specifically on 
the page, so it's quite likely someone had trouble install/running the 
app due to the missing gambas.  I decided it wasn't worth the extra 
dependency just for that one package, and went with something else.  I 
wish I could remember what it was I was looking at, at the time...

Just out of curiosity, a quick grep of the Gentoo main tree...

No packages depending on it there, so indeed, no even semi-mainline 
packages seem to use it, but gambas itself is available in the tree.  So 
it seems your point about in-house and custom solutions is reasonably 

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"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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