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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QT claims to support ATK/AT-SPI.

Actually I think they do.

However, Trolltech at the time of QT4's inception decided to communicate with at-spi over the Dbus protocol... which, naturally, at-spi of course didn't support and still doesn't (at-spi uses CORBA).

You can't assume that GNOME/GTK+ can switch to the new implementation that fast, however, it is one of the important tasks for GNOME 3.0 (as part of the Bonobo deprecation effort, see

Qt had the advantage of starting to implement its accessibility bridge on Linux at a point where it was already decided to use D-Bus instead of CORBA.

So a system using the deprecated AT-SPI setup works better with GTK based applications, a system using the newer AT-SPI setup will work better with Qt based applications. As written above, this difference will be removed in the near future when Bonobo deprecations is completed.

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