Re: Can't X be elemenated?
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Tue Oct 07 2003 - 11:20:29 EST
> > > Do you want only one distribution for user, one for small companies, one
> > > for schools,...? Do you want only one web server implementation? Only one
> > > filesystem per task (only one journaling FS)?
> > > Are they all "historical accident"?
> > Well, I'm pretty glad there's only one glibc, and only one http
> > protocol, and only one X protocol. And it would be way better if there
> > was just one toolkit commonly used on Linux.
> > Pavel
> Ah... Only one sized screwdriver....
> Actually, I prefer multiple -- each competing to try and gain
> Motif does it all... Unfortunately, it tends to be very SLOW... and HUGE
> QT/GTK... originally designed for different purposes. QT had "propriataryness"
> Both are nearly equal now (due to common goals), though cut/paste could be
> improved (same is true with Motif - and I know focus control is terrible in
> Motif; they even document that it is unreliable).
> And yet.. there are times when I need something VERY light weight, and
> globally portable. So I started my own for a specific application
Well, in one of previous mails I said that "one per goal" is the right
thing. So it is okay for "small" toolkits to exists, but I do not like
qt vs. gtk, because they have identical goals.
Anyway, this is off-topic for linux-kernel, and I guess we should end
When do you have a heart between your knees?
[Johanka's followup: and *two* hearts?]
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