Looking for feedback on Gnome/KDE article

Stefan Gehn sgehn at gmx.net
Fri Dec 13 11:21:10 GMT 2002


On Donnerstag Dezember 12 2002 19:16, Vadim Plessky wrote:
> I'd like also to comment on those parts of your artcile:
> * Making the cut-and-paste option always work between windows.
> VP: it works, and it works very nice, since a long time
> It's know that Mozilal was broken for some time with its cut'n'paste
> support, but AFAIK it works even with Mozilla now, no?..

I always forget that ctrl-c/ctrl-v only works in the QT part of my desktop, 
GTK only uses the normal X-Clipboard. I doubt there will ever be a perfect 
clipboard-system :)

> * One standard, centralized, font management system, for both display and
> printing.
> VP:  it's called FontConfig.
> KDE 3.1/Qt-3.1 use FontConfig.

Then push the rest of the world to follow. FontConfig probably will not help 
me as a user with my OpenOffice nor will it help me with Gnumeric or other 
gtk/gnome apps as long as they do not use the new technique. The problem with 
standards and standard-libs is always the same: some people just don't want 
to use it or do not have the time to write support for it.
Are there any comments about FontConfig coming from other projects like 
Mozilla, gtk, OO or whatever has to use FontConfig directly?

> * A method for easy definition of the same hot keys across different
> applications.
> -->  what application do you speak about?

Probably having only one place to set up shortcuts like cutnpaste, quit 
application, etc.
Currently Gnome and KDE do not share these common shortcuts, it's just luck if 
they are the same on both platforms and as soon as you change them on one 
system you have to do the same in the tool for the other side.

Bye, Stefan aka mETz
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