Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Jun 2006 14:26 UTC
KDE This is the 3rd installment in my series on deficiencies in common desktop environments. After GNOME and the Mac/MacOS, it is now KDE's turn. As with the other installments, this is a rant. Beware.
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RE: coherence
by stestagg on Sun 18th Jun 2006 16:49 UTC in reply to "coherence"
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2006-06-03

I'm no expert but it sounds a like Apple's ActionScript to me.

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RE[2]: coherence
by panzi on Sun 18th Jun 2006 17:09 in reply to "RE: coherence"
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2006-01-22

I'm no expert but it sounds a like Apple's ActionScript to me.
And I'm no expert at that matter, but isn't Apples ActionScript using KJS (KDEs JavaScript Implementation)?
Wait, isn't ActionScript a Flash thing? It's JavaScriptCore what I mean. Whatever, Apple is using a lot of KDEs code. (KHTML, KJS)

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RE[3]: coherence
by PowerMacX on Mon 19th Jun 2006 01:29 in reply to "RE[2]: coherence"
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2005-11-06

about coherence:
does this have something to do with integration (I think is the word)?

I mean, KDE has DCOP (KDE4 has D-BUS), and almos every application uses it! It's so wonderfull scriptable! I love it. This is something, which lets a lot of kde apps talk to each other, in almost any programming/scripting language. What else has that (and uses it widely)?
- I'm no expert but it sounds a like Apple's ActionScript to me.
And I'm no expert at that matter, but isn't Apples ActionScript using KJS (KDEs JavaScript Implementation)?
Wait, isn't ActionScript a Flash thing? It's JavaScriptCore what I mean. Whatever, Apple is using a lot of KDEs code. (KHTML, KJS)


Neither of you are experts. ;)
It's called AppleScript and has nothing to do with JavaScript: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppleScript

As for the "Apple is using a lot of KDEs code (KTHML, KJS)" comment, why yes, for their (X)HTML core: WebCore/WebKit, which is under LGPL and publicly accessible (SVN & nightly builds) at: http://webkit.opendarwin.org/ ("The WebKit Open Source Project") where they clearly acknowledge KDE origins.

Now, back to the original topic DCOP vs. AppleScript: judging from KDE's page on the subject, at http://developer.kde.org/documentation/other/dcop.html
it seems that it is lower level, more of a interprocess communication protocol, in that case I think it would be better to compare it to Apple Events, not AppleScript: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_events

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