Re: GNOME new file selection dialogs
On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 03:07:18PM +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> It's a shame that people still think of this as a concern:
> For the vast majority of people, I'd suggest that using
> GTK-apps or QT-apps in mutual exclusion is a serious case of
> premature optimisation and such people are missing out on
> some truly great software.
Unfortunately, while there are lots of GTK-based applications that don't
necessarily require Gnome, or can be built to not require Gnome, the same
thing cannot be said for QT-based applications. I have never found that QT
has wide acceptance outside the KDE community. Exceptions are applications
like scribus, but those are few and far between.
Starting a Gnome application ends up starting up gconfd, maybe loading a
comple libraries. Starting a KDE application leaves you with all sorts of
crap running, that doesn't go away. Thank you, but I don't need kdeinit
Finally, I have never seen a KDE app that was worth bothering with. I'm
sure that someone will throw up k3b, but I'm not about to install all of
KDE just so that I can burn CD's. I found k3b's cutesy-poo interface
completely off-putting the one time I actually messed with it.
Of course, there are very few Gnome applications that're worth bothering
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