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KDE Dot News: Embedding external parts into KDE; KDE/GNOME integration in sight?

Dec 21, 2000, 16:13 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harri Porten)

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"Up to now, the KPart component model was limited to embedding in-process parts. XParts is an extension written by Matthias Ettrich, Simon Hausmann and Lars Knoll to extend kparts and make it possible to embed out-of-process components. The approach chosen is toolkit independent, as can be seen by their choice to embed Mozilla."

"Linux and Unix developers, can now easily make KDE components -- no matter what toolkits and software they decide to develop with. Recent Unix/Linux desktop applications are composed of small components that could be utilized in several applications or wherever needed. KDE is now the first desktop system to be able to effectively integrate and provide transparent interoperability with such software -- whether written in the KDE native component model (KParts), plain X Windows, or GTK."

"As a first step, users can now choose to use either KDE's native sophisticated HTML widget or Mozilla's (which currently utilizes GTK) inside the KDE browser - Konqueror. ... This is only a first step. Other possibilities include providing transparent access to OpenOffice components within KOffice, and other Bonobo components such as Nautilus inside Konqueror... The goal is to provide the most powerful desktop for users by allowing them to pick and choose whatever software they like while still in the familiar and comfortable KDE environment. KDE is close to closing the schism within the Linux desktop environments by being the first project to allow users to utilize all the software written for different user interfaces within the KDE environment with unparalleled integration."

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