Re: X is painful + GPLed solution
Actually-- I thought it was appropriate for the devel list since it may
affect future development of debian at the user interface level.
Regardless, my followup is to debian-user only.
> There is no inter-application communication or awareness to speak of.
# This can be handelt via sockets,fifos....
But that is a completely inadequeate and unacceptable solution! With any
kind of a standard, 'inter-application communication' yields an environment
where you have small 'pools' of applications that are can communicate with
each other-- but cannot communicate between the 'pools'!
By inter-application communication, I mean:
- cut/paste works across multiple data types between *any*
- drag and drop is a standard part of the UI and works between
*any* applications [again, across multiple data types]
- applications can provide services to each other; ie-- a filter
service could automatically convert between one image
format and another transparently].
- and, of course, all of this functionality is either automatically
included in your application simply by using the components
that support it OR is very easy to integrate.
BTW: by multiple data types, I mean each component can consume or produce
a standard set of data types that include formatting information, typed data
such as text, images, or sounds.
# Have look at the kde project.
I will-- and if it is as cool as you make it sound, I'll happily put
together the debian packaging information...
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