"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
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