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GNOME vs. KDE Revisited

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My comments in last week's column about KDE and Qt being superior to GNOME and GTK generated fewer gripes and flames than I expected. That's a good thing, because there's no reason for the comparison to be contentious. While I prefer Qt and KDE, I criticize GTK and GNOME hoping these environments will improve.

This week and next I will list my main concerns and complaints about GTK and GNOME. Jeff Waugh, a GTK/GNOME developer, agreed to review my columns and point out where he thinks I'm right, wrong, what is being addressed in future versions, what isn't, and why. If you contribute to or program with GTK, GNOME, Qt, and KDE, please send me your thoughts. I will select interesting opinions, condense them, and add my own reactions in a follow-up column. I understand that these aren't the only desktops, widget toolkits, and programming languages out there, but I would appreciate it if you'd confine your comments to GTK, GNOME, Qt, KDE, C and C++, otherwise I'll have far too much material for any follow-up. We can always address other tools and languages later.

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