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Old 12-29-2006, 10:28 AM   #1
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How depend are application to Desktop environments?

Unlike windows, Linux has a number of options for desktops including Gnome, KDE, Xfce, and many otheres.

How depend are applications to the desktops? If I have a Gnome app, does it mean it won't run under KDE, etc?

Old 12-29-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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The application will run under KDE, provided that you have all of the libraries needed(which you do if the program is installed). Problem is that it won't look the same as all of your other applications. (GTK+ vs. QT)
Old 12-29-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
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There is a GTK+ theme which mimics your QT theme. In (K)Ubuntu it's called gtk-engines-qt, but the package name is probably different on your distribution if you're using something else.
Old 12-29-2006, 04:47 PM   #4
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"If I have a Gnome app, does it mean it won't run under KDE, etc?"
No. It will run as long as you have the Gnome libraries.


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