KDE Integration mailing-list and module

Leo Savernik l.savernik at aon.at
Mon Jan 19 13:42:06 GMT 2004

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Am Montag, 19. Januar 2004 13:25 schrieb Roberto Selbach Teixeira:
> On Monday 19 January 2004 09:25, Leo Savernik wrote:
> > It makes me think if KDE delivers the best possible integration of
> > Gtk/Gnome apps, what is the competitive edge for developers to develop
> > KDE applications any more? If you can reach both DEs with writing a
> > Gtk/Gnome applications, but only one DE with Qt/KDE, you can bet what
> > happens in the future. Think commercial vendors.
> That's a lame point. What if Gnome gets adopted as default by all major
> linux distributors (Redhat, Novell/SuSE...)? If a gnome/gtk app doesn't
> integrate very well inside of KDE, then what is the competitive edge to
> deploy the K Desktop any more?

In this case, nearly all people would use Gnome and never benefit from any of 
KDE's integrative works. Let's hope it doesn't happen.
> Personally I feel having good integration with non-KDE apps gives us more
> value. It's part of being a desktop environment. Think of the enterprise
> environment; they will most often than not need to mix different
> applications from different vendors developed with different
> APIs/frameworks. KDE will never be able to offer everything users will ever
> need to use, so if we can make sure that non-KDE apps work well in our
> desktop environment we'll better serve our users.

I agree, from the user's point of view it is *the dream*. We have yet to see 
how/whether gnome integration will have an impact on the development of KDE 
applications. My thoughts are purely speculative at this point.
> 	Roberto.

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