Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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by hobgoblin on Tue 20th Jul 2004 23:53 UTC

should not be to hard for the app to query in some way what desktop is running at the moment and get the needed data from there, ie generic querys to a underlying infoserver. but i realy dont see the problem, i can run gnome apps within kde apps and i can run kde apps within gnome. as long as the copy&paste and drag&drop works from a gnome app to a kde app or from a kde app to a gnome app im happy. sure it helps build up muscle memory to have the same dialogs all the time but i dont have a problem remeber that well now im useing a gnome app so the dialog will most likely look like that...