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Kuro5hin.org: Is KDE digging its own grave?

Dec 30, 2000, 20:31 (13 Talkback[s])
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"In the last month the KDE project has made a number of advances that provide greater interoperability between their desktop environment and the rival Gnome environment. Earlier in the month they announced the Extended WM Specification allowing compliant Window Managers to work with both the KDE and Gnome environments. And in the past week they have released Xparts allowing components written using toolkits other than KDE to be embedded in KDE applications, and QGtkWidget which allows GTK widgets (the widget set used by Gnome) to be used in KDE applications."

"Now users will have the ability to embed components into both KDE and Gnome applications. However the catch is, it will only work if the component is written using the Gnome libraries, it can't yet be done the other way around."

"By supporting Gnome components under KDE, the KDE have created a standard component architecture for Unix. Unfortunatly for them it is the component architecture of their competitor. Now that they have done this, is there any reason to develop components for KDE?"

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