why kdelibs?

Anders Lund anders at alweb.dk
Thu Oct 28 13:44:24 BST 2010

Hi Chani,

I ask myself why I prefer KDE applications when available, and one reason that 
comes to mind is


I get consistent ui design and functionality, making it easy to use 
applications. One of my favurites is KAction and the standard actions and 
shortcuts and dialogs. Many KDE apps uses KXMLGUI, which provides a consistent 
menu structure. I get kde widgets for a lot of things, so i know how to use 
them. I love all that, and whenever i find some non-KDE application that I 
need, I find myself wishing that it was KDE, or that there would be a KDE 

Of course there is also the high level of integration in KDE, and do not 
forget world class file dialogs. I miss those in non-KDE apps too!


On Torsdag den 28. oktober 2010, Chani wrote:
> When I was at DevDays, I noticed that while people were very enthusiastic
> about Qt, I was getting a sort of "qt is all you need" vibe at times - a
> fine sentiment for promoting qt, but then, what about kdelibs?
> And then I realized: what *about* kdelibs? I had no idea how to tell anyone
> why they should use the kde platform, what advantages it would bring. Hell,
> at this point I'm not even sure what's *in* kdelibs, or what the KDE
> Platform is.
> After a quick skim of community.kde.org, I'm just as lost.
> So I ask you: Why kdelibs? Why the KDE Platform? I *know* that we have all
> kinds of awesome in there, but what is it and why should people use it?

Venlig hilsen,

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