Re: secondary window titles

David Jarvie lists at
Tue Nov 14 11:00:02 GMT 2006

On Monday 13 November 2006 22:42, Eike Hein wrote:
>Benjamin Meyer wrote:
>> Perhaps we might not have to subclass some dialogs from Qt just to set the 
>> caption, but consistency is the biggest reason especially sense we want to 
>> start launching our applications in OS X and windows.
>The question it comes down to is what the overriding
>agenda of the KDE project is: to develop a free desk-
>top environment/ecosystem, or to turn kdelibs into
>a library for cross-platform application development.

If KDE is a desktop environment, it doesn't matter whether it adheres to existing standards on OS X or Windows, because it will be used in place 
of the existing desktops on those platforms. On the other hand, if KDE applications are to be run outside the KDE desktop, they presumably 
need to adhere to non-KDE conventions. In the latter case, an app running on pure Windows needs to adhere to Windows conventions, an app 
running on KDE on Windows needs to adhere to KDE conventions, etc. So it's not a question of KDE changing its conventions to suit other 
platforms - the possible requirement is to enable applications to appear differently depending on which _desktop environment_ they are running 
on, rather than which _operating system_ they are on.

David Jarvie.
KAlarm author & maintainer.

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