Working more closely with GNOME

Fri, 21 Jul 2000 19:36:59 -0400

On Thu, 20 Jul 2000, you wrote:
> Terry <> writes:
> > On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, you wrote:
> > 
> > As a biased observer and gnucash user, I would agree that this is probably good
> > with some reservations from a user standpoint. Right now gnucash works with
> > both gnome and KDE. If gnucash developers become committed to gnome, does that
> > preclude running gnucash under KDE in the future? or would gnucash become a
> > gnome only app. Or are the KDE and gnome APIs becoming closer and better
> > coordinated so as to preclude gnome/KDE only apps. I may switch from KDE to
> > Gnome in the future or I may use both at different times, but as a user I
> > definitely do not want apps that work only on one or the other Right now I
> > think having both Gnome and KDE is a big win/win/win situation for Linux,
> > Gnome, KDE and all the users. This is especially so if Gnome and KDE APIs
> > continue being coordinated so that everybody can use one or the other or both.
> Well, there are two levels on which I could answer your
> question. First, using the GNOME APIs does not preclude an application
> from running under a KDE desktop enviornment. Second, a project does
> not need to commit to being "GNOME only" to be involved in the GNOME
> Foundation. For example, Sawmill and Gtk+ both consider themselves to
> have broader reach than just GNOME.
>  - Maciej

I think the question I was trying to ask is: Do Gnome and KDE coordinate API's.

I have seen reports that they do and I have seen reports denying such
coordination. I think it would be a win all around if they do/would coordinate
APIs. Do they? I mean officially?