A little review of kdecore & kdeui

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Fri Apr 7 22:19:32 BST 2006

Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
>On Friday 07 April 2006 11:03, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> Why not eat our own dogfood?
>> If it doesn't work, we've got a problem :-)
>i'm not worried about it working. i'm concerned about it working
> -slower-, with greater complexity and with less control on our side
> over what actually happens. DAPI makes amazing amounts of sense for
> people writing apps that don't use the desktop frameworks since it goes
> sth like:
>	app -> toolkit -> desktop API
>for those already using those desktop APIs it becomes:
>	app -> desktop API -> toolkit -> desktop API
>the real fun would be if we ever created a circular dependency there ;)

Heh, true.

But here's where it becomes interesting if DAPI switches to D-Bus in the 
future and if we use D-Bus to do our own launching. It would be the 
merging of the two interfaces, actually.

But think about it: why shouldn't KDE applications launch the GNOME mail 
program when run inside a GNOME environment? Is desktop integration only 
for ISVs?

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