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Old 03-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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What is the exact difference between GNOME and KDE?


Everybody knows that those 2 are different interfaces for Linux...

However, what is the exact difference between them?

I do find that some softwares can only be installed in KDE but not in GNOME.

Anybody who can tell me why?

Thanks
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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I do find that some softwares can only be installed in KDE but not in GNOME.
This is probably due to libraries that are distributed with each of these. As far as I understand, if you have a full set of gnome libraries installed, you should be able to run pretty much any gnome program in KDE, and vice versa.

Is there specific software you're having trouble with?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:54 PM   #3
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oops, thank you for your prompt reply.

I wanna use Kognition--an OCR open source which is specially for KDE... I just wonder how I can build it correctly in GNOME. I have 2 Linux systems. The first one is FC3-GNOME; and the other one is SuSE9.2-KDE. I successfully installed Kognition to my SuSE-KDE just once, but I cannot install it in FC3-GNOME. I just wonder, what is the exact difference? If only the interfaces are different, how I'm not ablt to install that software in GNOME?

Probably, Kognition uses some specific libraries for KDE.... No idea of it...
 
Old 03-12-2005, 04:09 PM   #4
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The difference between KDE and Gnome is mainly that Gnome runs on GTK and KDE on QT.

If you install both GTK and QT, you can run apps for either desktop. Heck, I'm using FVWM, and I can run Gnome & KDE apps no problem!
 
Old 03-12-2005, 04:13 PM   #5
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the exact difference??!???!!

you want a byte for byte difference of all the libraries and executables???
 
Old 03-12-2005, 04:34 PM   #6
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Thanks. When I "./configure" Kognition, both SuSE 9.2-KDE and FC3-GNOME are correct.

However, when I "make" Kognition, SuSE 9.2-KDE is OK, but FC3-GNOME failed.

I checked my QT, the following are all of my QT rpms in FC3-GNOME. I think that's enough for any KDE softwares, right?

qt 1:3.3.3-8
qt-config 1:3.3.3-8
qt-designer 1:3.3.3-8
qt-devel 1:3.3.3-8
qt-MySQL 1:3.3.3-8
qt-ODBC 1:3.3.3-8
qt-PostgreSQL 1:3.3.3-8
qtparted 0.4.4-1.1.fc3.rf
PyQt 3.13-1
PyQt-devel 3.13-1
PyQt-examples 3.13-1


The following are the errors in FC3-GNOME. Is there any compiling sequence differences between KDE and GNOME? Cheers... BTW, I don't have the following errors when I installed Kognition in SuSE9.2-KDE...

abstract_character.h:81: error: invalid use of undefined type `const struct abstract_character'
abstract_character.h:55: error: forward declaration of `const struct abstract_character'
abstract_character.h: In member function `bool path_iterator<is_forward_iterator>::is_matched() const':
abstract_character.h:82: error: invalid use of undefined type `const struct abstract_character'
abstract_character.h:55: error: forward declaration of `const struct abstract_character'
make[2]: *** [word_collector.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/pjia/installation/softwares/OCR/kognition/kognition-0.1/kognition'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/pjia/installation/softwares/OCR/kognition/kognition-0.1'
make: *** [all] Error 2




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Originally posted by oneandoneis2
The difference between KDE and Gnome is mainly that Gnome runs on GTK and KDE on QT.

If you install both GTK and QT, you can run apps for either desktop. Heck, I'm using FVWM, and I can run Gnome & KDE apps no problem!

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