KDE File Chooser in GTK apps on Kubuntu

Gordon Schulz gordon.schulz at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 16:46:09 BST 2008


On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 17:30, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I agree with you here - but then again some GNOME users will probably
> > want to give their right leg for Amarok to use GTK.
> 
> dotan at laptop:~$ limbtogtk -l rightLeg | grep amarok
> http://www.exaile.org/
Interesting, I wasn't aware such a project existed. Thanks for pointing
that out.

> > Unless there is some
> > freedesktop.org standardization or well defined APIs by both KDE/QT and
> > GNOME/GTK (which is pretty unlikely for something as internal as file selectors)
> > anything that does what the OP linked to is pretty much a quite crude
> > hack in my book. Quite likely to break from version to version etc.
> 
> Actually, they do work stably enough from version to version, but not
> from app to app. So the Firefox solution differs from the Open Office
> solution, etc. However, once implemented this could be maintained by
> the _distro_, where it should be maintained. This is a distro issue,
> not an application issue. 
Is it really a distribution issue? So OpenSuSE should have their own set
of patches against  Firefox and Ooo as should Mandriva, Kubuntu and all the
other KDE-centric distributions? I'm not liking that idea too much -
sounds like reinventing the wheel over and over again. But then again I
dislike most distribution-specific patches anyway, probably comes from
horrible experiences with old SuSE and RedHat kernels.

> And it is a real issue for a lot of people.
Not doubting that. I know first hand my parents got really confused why
different programs got really different looks and partly different
functionality in terms of 'core' functionality like font- and
file-selectors when I first installed them a Linux distribution on their 
laptop.
-- 

Gordon.



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