mozilla qt

Raphael Bauduin rblists at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 03:36:10 CDT 2005


On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 03:29:43 +0300, ar018 at yahoo.com wrote:
> Raphael Bauduin wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've installed the firefox and thunderbird packages, which are based
> > on GTK and Gnomified. It works find, but brought a lot of
> > dependencies. Do you know if the Mozilla Qt that was developed during
> > last Akademy is still alive, and if it is planned to be used in
> > Kubuntu?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Unfortunately some Ubuntu packages are needlessly Gnomified in a hardcoded
> way. It would be very nice if Ubuntu packages could become more modular
> and desktop agnostic.
> 
> That said, I don't believe in touching the look and feel of certain well
> established apps such as Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice among the big
> three (Linux, Windows, Mac). These apps are (1) primary bridges from
> Windows to Linux providing the same look and feel across multiple
> platforms, (2) important enablers for companies in mixing different
> platforms (continuously or while migrating).
> 
> Consistent look and feel across various platforms are one of the main
> appeals of these apps. Spoiling this would only harm Kubuntu, I'm afraid.
> So I would rather both Ubuntu and Kubuntu wouldn't touch their look&feel.
> 

Well, I think that integrating it well in the desktop used is not bad.
A common example is  the "Open file" dialog.
Also, the port of Mozilla to Qt also included the port of Gecko to Qt
so you could use Gecko as redering engine in Konqueror, which is also
something I'm looking for.

Raph


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> 
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