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From: "Harry Holt" <harryholt@...>
Subject: Re: CD player recommendations ??
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 14:21:20 -0500
Generally, that&#39;s true - as long as you have a PC with enough resources to handle everything.&nbsp; There are several&nbsp; considerations for wanting to stick to applications that are designed for a particular environment:<br><br>
1)&nbsp; Gnome and KDE make use of a rather large stack of runtime libraries that remain resident.&nbsp; If you are running a Gnome desktop and start up a KDE application, the first thing that happens is the stack of libraries for KDE loads up into the system and remain resident until you restart the X server.&nbsp; This requires a significant amount of resources.&nbsp; Same thing if you are running KDE and start up a Gnome application.
<br><br>2)&nbsp; Each environment has a number of dependencies.&nbsp; If you only have one environment installed, installing an application for the other requires that you also install all those libraries and dependencies.&nbsp; Maybe not a major issue for some, but a consideration none-the-less.
<br><br>3)&nbsp; Consistency.&nbsp; The desktop environment that the application is designed for has an impact on the application&#39;s interface, appearance, etc.&nbsp; Gnome and KDE even have slightly different paradigms for working with the clipboard.&nbsp; Yes, you can do some tweaking to get them to act consistent in some cases, but it&#39;s not as simple as using an application built for your chosen environment.
<br><br>I *do* see your point, and I generally follow it myself.&nbsp; I prefer the gnuStep environment myself, but the application selection for it is dismal, so I am usually in Gnome.&nbsp; Even with that, I also use a couple of KDE applications (k3b for one) simply because I require the features they have.&nbsp; But, then, I have a pretty beefy PC.
<br><br>.... HH<br><br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 1/10/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">b.n.</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:brullonulla@...">brullonulla@...</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Lindsay Haisley ha scritto:<br>&gt; even on Gnome, though<br>&gt; it&#39;s primarily a KDE utililty.&nbsp;&nbsp;I&#39;m just looking for a simple, solid CD player<br>&gt; UI that understands CDDB lookups, local and remote.<br><br>In fact, I don&#39;t understand all this constant &quot;I&#39;m running Gnome/KDE so
<br>I want a Gnome/KDE app&quot; that is constant between Linux/Unix users.<br>Gnome-GTK and KDE apps work fine together. Why having to fuss for<br>wanting an app built with one toolkit instead of the other? Isn&#39;t<br>
important that the app gets the job done?<br><br>m.<br><br>--<br><a href="mailto:gentoo-desktop@g.o">gentoo-desktop@g.o</a> mailing list<br><br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Harry Holt, PMP
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