Translating an app from KDE to GNOME

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe tshepang at
Fri Oct 28 15:16:13 UTC 2005

On 7/16/05, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY <zamb at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 16:00 -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> > I really love the Akregator newsreader, but it's a KDE app
> > and for various reasons I'd like to GNOMEify it. (The
> > biggest reason is probably just integration with the rest of
> > GNOME: I'd like it to use the GNOME proxy, GNOME default web
> > browser, etc.) Does anyone know how hard this is? Has anyone
> > done it?
> >
> For start: Don't expect it to be easy!  Even more if the application is
> not written professionally (i.e. there's no separation between the
> different parts of applications like the GUI, Network, Caching, Storage)
> it might be very hard.
> Some other points:  KDE applications use Qt (which is a C++ toolkit like
> most other parts of KDE) while GNOME's use GTK+ (which is a C toolkit
> like most other parts of GNOME).  (This doesn't mean you can't use C++
> with GTK+ or C with Qt.)
> I don't know how "Akregator" is written, but you might be better off
> writing a _wrapper_ around it to make it more integrated into GNOME
> instead of converting it.  You could also create a Qt Theme (assuming
> there isn't one already) that monitor GTK+'s themes and try to mimic
> their appearances.

What is a wrapper?

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