[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 14:23:09 CEST 2010

On 7 October 2010 13:10, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
> Le mercredi 06 octobre 2010 à 23:18 -0400, Sorteal a écrit :
>> On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 04:01 +0200, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
>> > 2010/10/7 Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com>:
>> > >
>> > > I guess this information would have to come from someone from the core dev
>> > > group. Just so that we know for sure. So, is Mageia going to be principally
>> > > a KDE distro with offers during installation to install GNOME and other
>> > > desktops? Or is it going to be a desktop agnostic distro where the user
>> > > eventually picks the desktop sometime during the installation processs?
>> > >
>> > > This may help with this thread on the talk of browsers.
>> >
>> > Pls correct me if I'm wrong but I don't know any browser which is DE
>> > dependent - well, there's konqueror, if you want to call this "I want
>> > to be everything" a browser. But for real browsers, what does it
>> > matter which DE is used?
>> While Mandriva officially supported both GNOME and KDE, I do remember
>> the last time I tried the GNOME version of Mandriva it was pretty much a
>> raw GNOME install.
> Yeah, that's in fact a feature. GNOME was manager by Frederic Crozat,
> who is a gnome developer, so he followed quite closely gnome decisions.

And KDE was managed by whom? all the Mandriva KDE team were/are KDE developers.

It's just different packaging philosophies, KDE guys like to customize
stuff (that's a bit generalising); while GNOME guys didn't (note that
the whole GNOME philosophy is "conservative", e.g. in the options in
provides in GUI). Both philosophies had its pros and cons.

One big advantage of sticking as close to upstream as possible is that
GNOME team in mdv eased their maintenance burdens, which is logical as
they weren't that many and were always overworked (note that fcrozat,
for example, didn't just maintain only GNOME, but many other aspects
of the distro too, including a good number of core stuff).

> Some people may argue that a distro is here to enhance software, but the
> first goal is to distribute. And since everybody think distro should
> collaborate more, pushing upstream is exactly this kind of
> collaboration.
> --
> Michael Scherer

Ahmad Samir

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