Is Redhat/Fedora Losing Interest in KDE?

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Mon Dec 19 21:56:11 UTC 2005

Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> On 12/17/05, Rex Dieter <rdieter at> wrote:
>>Christofer C. Bell wrote:
>>>On 12/17/05, Rex Dieter <rdieter at> wrote:

>>>>FYI, in theory the menus should be approximately the same, but redhat
>>>>chose to make kde's different (I think it's related to a past bug, but I
>>>>don't believe it's relavent anymore).

>>>Red Hat drew fire from KDE folks back when they chose to change KDE to
>>>make it as "GNOME-like" as possible.

>>Nice way to spin it.  More accurately: "Red Hat drew fire from both
>>Gnome and KDE folks by choosing to making them look alike by using a
>>common Style/Theme called Bluecurve".

> a.) There wasn't much fire from the GNOME folks because, frankly, the
> GNOME folks had more important things to worry about.

If you didn't see the fire, IMO, you didn't look very hard.

>> However, in the case of menus (ie, the context of this thread), your
>> comment is off-the-mark.

> b.) It's perfectly in the context of the thread -- the layout of the
> menus *is* part of what Red Hat changed.

My point:   changed menus != Bluecurve/gnome-like.  As a matter of fact, 
they made the menus in KDE *different* than gnome, which is exactly the 
opposite of (in your words) "making it (KDE) more GNOME-like"

-- Rex

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