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I'm aware that KDE and Gnome use different graphics libraries (Qt and GTK). With this in mind, are all X applications also either made to run under only a Qt or a GTK environment, bot not both? I.e., will a Qt application not run in Gnome and a GTK application not run in KDE?
When you install a new application, how do you know which desktop it will run under?
For example, if I want to run Quanta, I have to run KDE. If I want to run Bluefish, I have to run Gnome? What about Coffee Cup HTML editor?
I run KDE and have no problem using GTK apps. The GTK libraries are separate from Gnome and can be installed separately -- KDE has no problem using them to run GTK apps. I assume the same is true, in reverse, for Gnome and Qt apps.
I only can second what Dave and Texicle said,
and add that running a (as little as it is, like say
ksirtet) KDE program will drag the entire process
of kde inter-process communication and the base
KDE libs into memory... :)
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
2124 tink 12 0 15416 15M 11488 S 0.0 5.9 0:00 ksirtet
2126 tink 7 0 10472 10M 10228 S 0.0 4.0 0:00 kdeinit
2129 tink 9 0 10872 10M 10584 S 0.0 4.2 0:00 kdeinit
2132 tink 9 0 11244 10M 10884 S 0.0 4.3 0:00 kdeinit
2134 tink 11 0 12804 12M 12028 S 0.0 4.9 0:00 kdeinit