Lindsay Haisley ha scritto:
> 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.
Since I don't use Gnome, I didn't know this. Very bad indeed :( .On the
other hand, I've never, ever seen KDE glitching by mean of a Gnome app.
>> 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.
I wasn't aware of this, I must confess. Is there any way to prevent it,
so that when you close the app, it cleans the libs from memory? On my
main desktop is not a problem, but it would be nice to know just in case.
>> 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.
Well, it's a very minimal disk space consumption on / that I think it's
worth the benefit.
>> 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 understand this could be ugly for some, but personally I've never
found it a problem - come on, it's always buttons and menus, after all.
The only thing that makes me cry is the embarrassing Gnome file dialog :/ .
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