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From: "b.n." <brullonulla@...>
Subject: Re: CD player recommendations ??
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 09:08:27 +0000
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 :/ .

m.
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