Commit notifications for specs

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo at
Wed Apr 30 11:36:01 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 10:48 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> > at one point we must realize the fact that GNOME and KDE are built on
> > two very different platforms; sharing specifications is possible - even
> > welcomed, but sharing API is only possible at a very low level.
> Thank you!  Hearing someone actually say this is like a breath of fresh air.
> I'd question whether or not we even *want* to harmonise these sorts of 
> things between desktop environments.  Part of their strength lies in 
> their foundation libraries and infrastructure.
I don't think this is true. Part of their strength relies on features
for users, not on low-level APIs, so unless we really get over this way
of thinking, I doubt we'll be able to beat other non-free desktops :-)

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo at>

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