Posted by: Anonymous
on January 15, 2008 11:37 AM
Being part of the dev team, let me say thanks!
I assure to you we're not discouraged at all, au contraire. :D Every day we commit some new code with a nicety or three, refining and improving upon our own work of love.
Some people miss an important point: We're not at war. There's in fact a lot of collaboration between projects, and both KDE and GNOME are quite interoperable with each other. People, of course, are different, and as such, developers approach a problem by different angles, and different opinions bring novel ways to accomplish a given goal. Freedom of thinking and freedom to create are essential to a lot of people, so we work on our projects (in my case KDE) because I'm free to do so, it brings me happines and I feel I'm improving people's lives, bringing good karma. ;D
As a sidenote, I'd like to say some words about 4.1.x development: It's getting better and better. I usually compile all of KDE from trunk once or twice a day, and it always brings some little good surprise at each new iteraction. Most people shouldn't try it as it's development code and things _will_ break, but we who "eat our own dog food" get more and more impressed about how good it tastes. ;)
Well, time to return to the kitchen and kook. ;)