firefox/open office integration with KDE

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Fri Jun 11 12:53:10 BST 2010

On 06/11/2010 10:07 AM, mafeusek at wrote:
> Hallo Group Members
> I work with group of people that used windows and now `have to' use KDE.
> They are not computer scientists, just day to day computer users. In
> general they like KDE (modern look and feel), except one part they don't, it is firefox/open
> office integration with KDE.
> I suggested using KDE equivalents: konqueror/koffice, but again both of
> these programs are not popular and thus, for example there are no
> plugins, like google toolbar present.
> My concern is why KDE team spends time on developing separate programs
> (konqueror/koffice) instead using their invaluable capabilities to
> integrate firefox/open office?

They might want to use Gnome instead.  KDE/Qt programs integrate well 
into Gnome and other Gtk desktops, but not the other way around.  Thus 
it makes more sense to use Gnome, since both Gtk as well as Qt programs 
will look well in it, while in KDE only Qt programs look OK.

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