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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I've already explained why it doesn't work, but it's useless to explain to someone who is being deliberately deaf. I'll recount it one more time, in terms that you can hopefully grasp.
1. QT4, thanks to Trolltech, at the time of its inception, was programmed to use at-spi over the Dbus protocol.
2. At-spi does not support the Dbus protocol. It didn't as of several years ago when QT4 (not KDE4, but QT4) was released, and it doesn't now, There's a branch of at-spi that is switching to Dbus, but this has only started to be worked on recently. See here:
This means that, as of the moment, QT4 apps still do not work with at-spi/atk although it allows Nokia to claim that they do. It's not a matter of GNOME taking years to switch over their implementation, it's a matter of Trolltech at the time choosing a method they knew full well would not work with the current implementation. Further, because they did such, even once the at-spi-dbus work is completed we face a period of extensive testing because they programmed against a theoretical rather than an actual implementation of the protocol. In trying to future-proof it, they denied us accessibility in the present for years. I don't just know that my software doesn't work, I know why the QT4 software I'd like to use doesn't work. I, unlike you, have followed this very closely for years.
Have I explained it well enough to you, or do I need to start demeaning your intelligence which you seem to want to do to me when you have no counter argument?

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