Generally, that's true - as long as you have a PC with enough resources to handle everything. There are several considerations for wanting to stick to applications that are designed for a particular environment:<br><br>
1) Gnome and KDE make use of a rather large stack of runtime libraries that remain resident. 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. This requires a significant amount of resources. Same thing if you are running KDE and start up a Gnome application.
<br><br>2) Each environment has a number of dependencies. If you only have one environment installed, installing an application for the other requires that you also install all those libraries and dependencies. Maybe not a major issue for some, but a consideration none-the-less.
<br><br>3) Consistency. The desktop environment that the application is designed for has an impact on the application's interface, appearance, etc. Gnome and KDE even have slightly different paradigms for working with the clipboard. Yes, you can do some tweaking to get them to act consistent in some cases, but it'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. I prefer the gnuStep environment myself, but the application selection for it is dismal, so I am usually in Gnome. Even with that, I also use a couple of KDE applications (k3b for one) simply because I require the features they have. 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> <<a href="mailto:brullonulla@...">brullonulla@...</a>> 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>> even on Gnome, though<br>> it's primarily a KDE utililty. I'm just looking for a simple, solid CD player<br>> UI that understands CDDB lookups, local and remote.<br><br>In fact, I don't understand all this constant "I'm running Gnome/KDE so
<br>I want a Gnome/KDE app" 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't<br>
important that the app gets the job done?<br><br>m.<br><br>--<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> mailing list<br><br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Harry Holt, PMP