“If you look more back, then you will see that one of the main reasons why KDE earned so much hate which now evolved in an often unexplained antipathy, is that it was always very well engineered but initially used a non-free toolkit. In addition to that, the GNU folks were jealous that within only two years the KDE devs managed to get a full-featured desktop environment up and running which revealed that after their Hurd kernel they failed a second time with GNUstep. Forced to effectively abandon GNUstep they built GNOME on designs matching Microsoft Windows’ OLE and COM technologies. Secretly impressed with KDE’s source code, they ported KHTML to GNOME and called it gtkhtml which aside from the mandatory copyright header in the source code files was never again mentioned that gtkhtml is really just ported KDE software. Later Apple were so impressed with KHTML – while lacking features it was extremely well designed –, they abandoned working with Mozilla and forked KHTML into WebKit. After that even Google joined WebKit and GNOME adopted KDE technology a second time.
More envy from the GNU/GNOME crowd came from the fact that they never ever were able to build an office suite. Once started with big words, only Gnumeric emerged which was never properly married with 3rd party word processor AbiWord. OTOH Nokia being impressed with KOffice/Calligra, opted to base their mobile office viewer on that code base.
GNOME – for years not able to modernize their platform – looked once again full of envy to KDE who were able to completely rewrite their desktop, give their window manager composite features, etc. In their despair GNOME imported Clutter and Mutter, developed by 3rd party Intel, into their source tree to modernize at all costs to compete against KDE who were at that time already making advances in the mobile space with Plasma Netbook whose ‘Search and Launch’ paradigm was then adapted by GNOME, together with KDE’s Activities and an OSX-like dock and merged as GNOME Shell. In the meantime KDE revolutionize once again with silent ports of their technology to QML which GNOME once again can’t match, resulting in further trash-talking to not lose completely.”
Well this is obvious:
William Jon McCann's Education
The Johns Hopkins University
Physics, Film and Media Studies
1994 – 1998
No BS, he's not in the Computer Science department, literally.
Wonder how he learned to code? Given he is listed as a Senior Software Engineer
although his last job was Senior Systems Architect; Computing Lead: Advanced Camera for Surveys. WTF??
Systems Architect isn't coding. It's building computers and loading operating systems.
For fukz sake RedHat. You hiring amateurs?
I remember my old company hiring a PolySci major and a Stock Broker as Software Developers.
btw. xfce4 and KDE have a start-menu and it breaks all the time!
We want every corner of GNOME to be delightful and well cared for. The little things. Like how the calm stability of the sidebar reassures and anchors me. Or how the way automatically updating the name of my computer in the sidebar, when it changes, delights me. Or the way the application allows me to focus on my goal shows me respect. This is what we want.