An user point of view on KDE and the glib issue

Guillaume Laurent glaurent at
Wed Mar 12 09:27:04 GMT 2003

On Tuesday 11 March 2003 19:46, M. Fioretti wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 11:51:57 at 11:51:57AM +0100, Waldo Bastian 
> >
> > I agree with that. I think the goal of KDE should be to pursue close
> > integration but in an open fashion. You want to have close integration in
> > the sense that when you click on an e-mail address in KFooBar that you
> > get your KMail composer all set up, possibly with the subject line
> > already filled out. But _AT THE SAME TIME_ you also want to have an open
> > system that allows the user to replace KMail with the mailer of his
> > choice.
> >
> > This last aspect is what separates KDE from the monopoly-thinking so well
> > known from Microsoft.
> Thanks, Waldo! It's great to hear this!

I don't think anyone was thinking otherwise. However, there's a difference 
between leaving the door open for alternative components and bending 
backwards just to accomodate developers who won't use C++/Qt/kdelibs. That 
will simply not work.


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