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So after compiling both I hate to say that KDE is much more elegant when it comes to dealing with the source. I do like how Gnome works, but it's got too many dependencies and the "latest" source isn't nearly as polished as KDE. I would say it was how I compiled it, but even when going in manually and fixing the modules that I wanted things didn't work out as neat. I ended up getting Gnome to run, but the ability to do things with the GIT source VS the KDE GIT source is obvious.

Now I'm aware that I probably could have compiled the 2.32 source just fine, but where is the fun in that? I compiled the latest gits from KDE, even though it's a "release". I think the major problem was that Gnome has a crap ton of inner dependencies, you end up building like 160+ packages when you compare to KDE's 30 or so. That's a large difference, and it makes managing the install extremely hard. I'm not even going to bother making a tutorial for Gnome, it's seriously that annoying.
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i could have told you gnome from source was like a 100 times harder than kde from source, as long as you have a working kde install and the qt lib's linked correctly, that i all you need to build kde from source, well and build them in the proper order and you will be fine

it is why i'm honestly surprised gnome has such a "dominance" in linux desktop distro's, due to its complexity in compiling and all that can go wrong during it.
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Yeah, it's ridiculous.... I might just delete my /opt/gnome and remove the sources never to install again... If KDE works so well I might just stick with it, cause gnome is a PITA unless you go by the distro's version. =( I mean, I've got multiple versions of libs installed, some in /opt and some in the proper /lib locations, it's just dumb.

[edit] I removed /opt/gnome and just got rid of gnome entirely. I might build 2.32 but doubtful, it's just too many dependencies. I'm re-building kde to be put into /opt/kde (outside of the home dir) for a universal install. I do need to remove XFCE, so far that will be the only reason I need HAL. ='( Might ditch XFCE for LXDE to get rid of HAL and have a backup desktop.
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it is why i'm honestly surprised gnome has such a "dominance" in linux desktop distro's, due to its complexity in compiling and all that can go wrong during it.
I think if it wasn't for Ubuntu deciding to use Gnome it wouldn't be so popular today...
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GNOME is popular due in large part due to sheer inertia. You see, up until a few years ago Qt wasn't open source. GNOME was started in part as a response to Qt not being free software, and many people jumped ship and never looked back. It would be years before Qt would finally open source, giving plenty of time for GNOME to get entrenched.
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