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Old 04-04-2011, 03:29 PM   #31
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I absolutely agree with you!

Given the prospect of marriage between Nokia and Microsoft, I think we should be prepared to not be caught with our pants down ...
+1 for reintegrating Gnome from me too! (And thanks to GSB for their work.)
 
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:36 PM   #32
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Slackware would just keep releasing with an older version of KDE. Forever. and Ever.
 
Old 04-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #33
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Given the prospect of marriage between Nokia and Microsoft, I think we should be prepared to not be caught with our pants down ...
If that is what you are worried about, then what about Mono? There is no licensing danger to Qt and KDE, but the same can't be said of Gnome's reliance on Mono.
 
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:25 PM   #34
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Years ago mickeysoft made an "investment" of $150,000,000.00, Canadian Dollars in Corel and within weeks "Corel Linux" and "WordPerfect for Linux" disappeared without a whisper.

Mickeysoft has just paid Nokia $1,000,000,000.00, U.S. Dollars. I wonder what they are going to get for their money this time?

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:38 PM   #35
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Years ago mickeysoft made an "investment" of $150,000,000.00, Canadian Dollars in Corel and within weeks "Corel Linux" and "WordPerfect for Linux" disappeared without a whisper.

Mickeysoft has just paid Nokia $1,000,000,000.00, U.S. Dollars. I wonder what they are going to get for their money this time?
A better microsoft phone?
 
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:40 PM   #36
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Seems success of M$ in its combat with OS community. If it will kill KDE4 many people will drop Linux - cause they now are more KDE4 users than Linux users. Today Linux is promoted on a base of some candy for eyes. Look around - almost every major distro is doing like that. And 'user friendliness'. Eg. nowadays ubuntu reached the level of stupidity compared to all M$ systems. If you want some help click here, click there, window will open, mark "the foo" "the bar" leave epmty, press enter or click right mouse button (and your computer will blow up) - doesn't work?
 
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #37
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A better microsoft phone?
In theory.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 01:07 PM   #38
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After the Nokia-Microsoft deal, the future of Qt doesn't look very bright. Many developers think that Nokia has no interest in Qt for the desktop.

http://blog.qt.nokia.com/2011/02/14/update-on-qt/

And since KDE is based on Qt, and KDE is the (sort of) default desktop environment for Slackware...

What are your thoughts?

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KDE has a future??!! If you had told me that when 4.0 was released I could never have believed it
 
Old 04-05-2011, 01:43 PM   #39
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KDE is still supported by Novell, and the OpenSUSE team, since is has like slackware KDE as default DE. And when Nokia will stop developing Qt, it will still be open source. Geeks can always continue to support it. And after all, Qt is stable already, and has lots of features. Why trying to change a winning team.
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:41 PM   #40
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I hope Slack reincorporates gnome one day.
While i prefer the GNOME UI in general myself too, i dont see that happening any time soon.
And theres many reasons, like:

GNOME cant be installed properly using pkgtools. Its way too complex and modular for that. It may be done using something like an SBo queue file for example but still..
On top of being modular its development model is very confusing. Its extremely difficult keeping track of all the versioned dependencies between its core modules, especially for the last couple of years, ever since they started working on making GNOME 3 reality.

Personally id be happy if koffice was replaced with a libreoffice source build, assuming we cant have both.
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #41
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Personally id be happy if koffice was replaced with a libreoffice source build, assuming we cant have both.
Agreed. In my opinion LibreOffice would make a welcome addition to Slackware.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 03:39 PM   #42
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...Personally id be happy if koffice was replaced with a libreoffice source build, assuming we cant have both.
I agree too.

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Old 04-05-2011, 04:52 PM   #43
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GNOME cant be installed properly using pkgtools. Its way too complex and modular for that. It may be done using something like an SBo queue file for example but still..
But GNOME can be installed via GSB which uses "native Slackware tools, like installpkg, upgradepkg and removepkg".
 
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But GNOME can be installed via GSB which uses "native Slackware tools, like installpkg, upgradepkg and removepkg".
Without slapt-get's dependency resolution?
I think it could only be possible if you follow a certain order of packages you installed.
Which would make it innapropriate eg. for the Slackware installer.
Unless there were things like eg. aaa_gconf.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 08:37 AM   #45
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Hey guys,
stay focus. If you want to discuss a future of gnome in slackware - let open a new thread - no one is really interested in your desktop preferences.

And, may I say, if KDE4 will be killed by M$ by this deal with Nokia, why the hell this won't happen to Gnome? The scenario may be different but gnome can be as dead as KDE4. About Novel - someone forget that it is already in one bed with M$. So, better don't count on it.
 
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