I like the idea to make a desktop release of MeeGo. To base this desktop experience on the "netbook UX" is probably the fastest way to get started, but I think it would be even better in the longer term if the "desktop UX" could be derived from KDE :
Bzhbok 21:46, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments! Using "netbook UX" helps to develop applications for MeeGo Netbook. So it should be kept. KDE or GNOME can be two add-on options.
maxayu 4 August 2010
Thanks for the rapid reply. I'm not sure to understand why using the "netbook UX" helps to develop applications for MeeGo Netbook : I thought that the prefered way to make apps for MeeGo is to write it in pure Qt, regardless of the targeted UX. So the choosen desktop shell should have little impact on the way to write applications, no ? Bzhbok 19:54, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
What I mean is that currently we do not have a defined set of look & feel for plain Qt apps. So if using "netbook UX", we can develop apps that have similar look & feel with "netbook UX" easier. But this does not sound like a strong reason.
Besides, I would like to expand "MeeGo for Netbook" to "MeeGo for Netbook and Desktop", so "netbook UX" can be kept.
The content of this message is my personal opinion only and although I am an employee of Intel, the statements I make here in no way represent Intel's position on the issue, nor am I authorized to speak on behalf of Intel on this matter.
Maxayu 02:58, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
I understand your desire to extand the "Netbook UX" to the desktop and it is a nice project! And your doing the coding while I'm not ( I would love to but I don't have enough time currently ) ... It is quite a difference ;-) . I haven't used much the meego netbook shell, so I wonder how suited it will be for the desktop. Anyway the rational of my argumentation is that KDE is a very nice desktop that lacks a "flagship" distribution, like Ubuntu for Gnome. Considering the emphasize on Qt in MeeGo I was thinking it was on a good position to do that. If in a few month (since desktop is not the primary target in MeeGo) MeeGo announce that it goes to the desktop with KDE, I'm sure it get a lot of momentum and mindshare in the linux communities... I would love to see something like that happening !
So the two main advantages I see for KDE :
Bzhbok 00:23, 6 August 2010 (UTC)