The issue is also that some KDE apps have hooks that not only don't work with
Gnome, but which do nasty things such as crash the Gnome panels or some other
part of the Gnome desktop environment when you try to run them. Some, such as
k3b, are well behaved in this regard (although it didn't used to be) but
others, such as kscd aren't.
Thus spake Harry Holt on Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 01:21:20PM CST
> 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:
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> .... HH
> On 1/10/07, b.n. <brullonulla@...> wrote:
> >Lindsay Haisley ha scritto:
> >> even on Gnome, though
> >> it's primarily a KDE utililty. I'm just looking for a simple, solid CD
> >> UI that understands CDDB lookups, local and remote.
> >In fact, I don't understand all this constant "I'm running Gnome/KDE so
> >I want a Gnome/KDE app" that is constant between Linux/Unix users.
> >Gnome-GTK and KDE apps work fine together. Why having to fuss for
> >wanting an app built with one toolkit instead of the other? Isn't
> >important that the app gets the job done?
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