Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 31, 2006 11:28 AM
As I said at the end of my post:
There are a lot of languages in use, so why not gui api's? Lets just live with it. That is not advocating getting rid of one.
I think it would have been better if one of them had never been started, but they have and its water under the bridge.
I was never seriously suggesting we get rid of one, they are both too well established, but was making the point that putting a new api wrapper around the two existing apis' means there are now three api's, not one - how is that a solution? I would rather have two apis than three.
It would only be a solution if all existing apps within KDE and Gnome were also switched to use the new api. But that would be more or less equivalent to getting rid of both of them - a complete rewrite.
Like I said - lets live with the two api's, but dont write another one. People can pick which one they want to use. So long as both desktops survive, then so what? One is C++, one is C (bindings aside), so they do address different areas.