12 Sep 2003 pfremy   » (Journeyer)

Interview
I made a 75 minutes interview with Eirik Eng, CEO of Trolltech. The problem is now to transcript it into text. Transcripting 5 minutes of interview takes 1 hour. So I have 15 hours of work ahead of me. I don't think I will be able to publish it anytime soon.

Anyone willing to help ? I have some 5 minutes ogg vorbis files ready to be sent.

Gnome 2.4
I read some people really enthusiasts about the fact that Gnome 2.4 is compliant with the HIG (Human Interface Guildelines), some people citing it as a core improvement. If I were them, I wouldn't insist too much on that. It means than for 4 years, Gnome was not that much compliant with its HIG, nothing to be proud of.

On the other side, KDE has always been compliant with its HIG. The only thing that was a problem is that the HIG would recommand SDI while some applications (Kate and KDevelop) use MDI. I think the SDI recommandation has been removed now.

Wonder why KDE had no problem with this ? Because 98% of the HIG compliance is achieved by the KDE Libraries. In Gnome libraries, this same number used to be very low, which means that programmers had to achieve compliance manually, all of them in their slightly incompatible way. Actually, one of the improvement of Gnome 2.4 (if I understand correctly) is that HIG compliance will be made easier because some stuff finally enter the library. It's never to late for Gnome to catch on KDE. :-0

Hopefully, there are real improvements in Gnome 2.4 but I always enjoy nitpicking.

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