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Why do programs have to be written for KDE or Gnome or neither? Look good in one and not the other?
KDE and Gnome are basically libraries and toolkits, plus desktop, control panels etc right?
Surely in the open source movement KDE and Gnome arent so opposed as to not be able to set up a standard so that Mozilla or whatever can just call something like "default menu, paramaters x, y, z ..." when you open a menu, which would point to the toolkit for whichever manager you are running?
Maybe this should be in the newbie section, I dunno, puzzles me tho.
Distribution: Emacs and linux is its device driver(Slackware,redhat)
gnome uses qt so if you write a prog using the qt liblary it will not run if you dont have qt installed as long as you have qnome installed qt will be installed thats why they are writen for a windowmanager
What do you think the chances are of... one day... a set of open source development libraries being bundled with the kernel so that desktop environments can share and programs dont have to be written using libraries? GTK+ is open source isn't it? Why was it not chosen to be bundled with the kernel so as to set a standard back in the early days of desktop environments? Or does a set of equivilant libraries already come bundled (for example if you are not using KDE or GNOME) but they are insufficient/lacking compared to QT and GTK+?
Also, why cant both libraries be installed, so that programs who want to use QT libraries can and programs who want to use GTK+ can, sure different programs might adhere to a different asthetic theme, but at least they will look and feel how they were meant to look and feel, rather than be semi-castrated as it were.