Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SUSE Linux used to be a very KDE-centric distribution. Then Novell came around, bought SUSE and Ximian, and slowely but surely they turned the now-openSUSE distribution into effectively a GNOME-centric distribution with KDE as its sidekick. The openSUSE community, however, doesn't appear to be particularly happy with KDE being a sidekick.
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RE[2]: Back in the day
by anda_skoa on Tue 4th Aug 2009 20:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Back in the day"
anda_skoa
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2005-07-07

Not so with KDE: you can use GTK-family apps, but they won't integrate well -- they may not even render or lay themselves out correctly or usably.

Yeah, it is a pity these application developers don't know how to use GTK's facilities correctly to adapt to the environment they are running in.
Well, assuming that GTK has, just like Qt, facilities to allow application to be as native as possible depending on the environment they are running in.

You should probably consider contacting their respective developers to inquire whether their poor integration is something they decided not to care about or whether their technology stack doesn' provide the necessary features.

...I've also had questions I couldn't get answered about the sound system -- like, can I get KDE to use Pulse Audio as Phonon's back-end...


No, because Pulse Audio doesn't provide the required functionality, i.e. it isn't a multi media framework.

However, I am pretty sure that all multi media engines currently being used for Phonon Backends, e.g. GStreamer, Xine and mplayer, have the capability to output to Pulse Audio.
Maybe the one being used by you didn't get configured correctly if you are experiencing apps blocking each others sound output.

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RE[3]: Back in the day
by sbergman27 on Tue 4th Aug 2009 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Back in the day"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

No, because Pulse Audio doesn't provide the required functionality, i.e. it isn't a multi media framework.

True. But surely it is only a matter of time before someone notices this and writes a new sound server, to replace PulseAudio, which addresses that deficit.

Edited 2009-08-04 20:36 UTC

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RE[3]: Back in the day
by liber on Tue 4th Aug 2009 22:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Back in the day"
liber Member since:
2008-10-26

The facilities to theme kde apps like gnome apps is a feature of qt (through qgtkstyle), and the facilities to theme gtk apps like qt is a project driven by a guy not in the gnome community.

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