platform independent kdeinit/klauncher (was KDE4's IPC)

Andras Mantia amantia at
Thu Dec 29 14:04:04 GMT 2005

On Thursday 29 December 2005 15:21, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> how do i integrate KDE into our standardized CORBA environment ? if
> the answer is that i have to spend money developing CORBA bindings to
> DCOP or DBUS, then i'm sorry but i will forego KDE and look at other
> alternatives which have CORBA support, or at least have a way of
> easily integrating CORBA bindings. my company does not make money
> developing open source software. we make money selling green widgets.

Sorry, but I'm not sure I can follow you. What is your real complain and 
what do you suggest?
Do you mean that KDE might be unusable for some business, eg. because 
they require CORBA support? 
Well, unfortunately for those, KDE chose the non-CORBA way, and I'm 
sure they had a good reason to do so (I was not involved at that time). 
If somebody wants to use CORBA and technology X integrated inside KDE, 
well that job must be done by someone. And if this task is not 
interesting for the 90% of the KDE library developers, it will not be 
done magically, even if you argue that a big company would choose KDE 
if it would have. 
 This is about CORBA and whatever else. But this doesn't mean that the 
KDE libraries is not a usable and real free desktop infrastructure. 
Might not suit everybody's needs, but I'm not sure this is a big minus.


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