The Integrated Desktop

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Tue Dec 7 12:30:24 GMT 2004

On Wednesday 08 December 2004 00:11, Iain Dooley wrote:

> but instead of building it's own web browser, and it's own mail client,
> why doesn't KDE focus on integrating more thouroughly these other
> fantastic, open source applications?

Because those "other fantastic, open source applications" weren't available at 
the time the KDE applications where created and it would be a waste to drop 
all this nice integrations between them now.
Moreover I am not convinced that they are better, it all depends on your 
The KDE applications are by default a lot better if you want integration.

> imagine what could be achieved if KDE, OpenOffice and the Mozilla
> project joined forces...

What are you missing exactly?
There is a integration project for OO.o on KDE, the Gecko engine can be 
compiled on top of Qt and the asociated developers stated that a Qt/KDE based 
Firefox/Mozilla is not a technical problem.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User - German Unix/Linux programming forum - Qt programming forum
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