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• #### You wish :P (Score:1)

Remember when we got to kernel 2.1.99 and everyone thought 2.2.0 was next... hehehehe... Wait a couple weeks and watch the shock when they release Gnome v0.100.0 then v0.101.0 and everyone crys... :-) Just a thought.
• #### The problem comes when.... (Score:1)

I just tried this for the calculator, and your right, it is resizable. Howver, using icewm, all dialog boxes that i can remember cannat be resized, and even a tetris game can't be resized (wish it could, its too big at 800x600).
• #### GNOME has won yay! (Score:1)

Yeah, i know it's flame bait, but listen... it's probably obvious that i like GNOME better, but that's beside the point and i won't even go into any technical aspects of them. The point is this: GNOME has more support than KDE, and people (hell even me) want to go with the desktop that will last. GNOME has the assurance of the GPL, it has the major distros like Redhat and Debian behind them, and by the number of GNOME apps coming out even though GNOME isn't even FINISHED yet and it's still buggy and hard to compile and not well documented, it looks like much more people are developing for GNOME now. Just take a look at freshmeat and count the number of new GNOME (or GTK+ which is already halfway to GNOME) apps vs. the number of new KDE apps. GNOME has won and KDE may not die but it'll never be big like GNOME will be. It doesn't matter who's better in this war.
• #### Everything is just fine... (Score:1)

Neither KDE nor GNOME exclude the use of each others applications. They've adopted the same drag and drop protocol. And I believe that most viable window managers will eventually support hints from both kind toolkits (as WM already does). Furthermore, Gtk+ is themeable and KDE will be when Qt 2.0 is released. By the time KDE and GNOME have there next major revisions I'd bet you'll be able to select a theme (or two) that will make it hard to tell which apps are using which toolkit. You'll be able to tell, but the novice user wouldn't even notice.

As for consistency across the desktop, MS isn't consistent with its use of menus, shortcuts and mouse clicks across the Office applications, much less the set of applications that ship with Windows 9x/NT and from third party vendors. I know, your example was BeOS and Mac, but winning the hearts of MS users wouldn't be to shabby of a start.

Personally I'm glad there are several Open Source desktop/Window Manager projects (everyone seems to forget about GNUStep and tkDesk), diversity accelerates evolution.

BTW, DNRH (Debian's Not Red Hat - and they support GNOME).

• #### soname brain damage! NO (Score:1)

So who's going to stop them from calling the next stable version 2.0, if they want to? And how would using C++ have helped? If you need to redo the interface, you need to redo the interface, no matter what language it is in. Using C++ wouldn't have helped at all.
• #### 0.100.0!=1.0.0 (Rules different for major 1) (Score:1)

The major 1 is the first fully stable release. Even if the minor is even prior to that point, it makes no difference.

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