Home > KDE > Connect KDE applications using DCOP Connect KDE applications using DCOP Eugenia Loli 2004-03-04 KDE 9 Comments Hidden deep within the KDE desktop lies a powerful set of scripting technologies that can allow the power user to automate many tasks. In this article, the author introduces us to these technologies and explains how they can be used to the fullest. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 9 Comments 2004-03-04 7:41 am Anonymous But oh how I wish it told me how to replace kget with prozilla in a terminal. Oh well. 2004-03-04 7:52 am Anonymous Intresting read, Im going to play with it! 🙂 2004-03-04 4:56 pm Anonymous Seems to be the same as visual basic for apps, only in c++ and with less tools. 2004-03-04 5:28 pm Anonymous VBA By sofa king what (IP: —.telepac.pt) – Posted on 2004-03-04 16:56:18 Seems to be the same as visual basic for apps, only in c++ and with less tools. ————- Well, this is no flame !!! Though it is very emotional. I have explored both DCOP and WSH (Windows Scripting Host) and they suck so big time. VBA ? Well, in the end you write some little macros for Word or crappy applications. (Yes, I know *some* do more) Today, in 2004, still no OS has achieved what AmigaOS did already deliver in 1992 ! This is 12 (twelve) years later ! KDE is soooo limited. Where can you replace all menus, buttons, mouse-actions with scripts, dcop commands, your own imagery and so on ? NOWHERE ! On AmigaOS I have scripted an MUA into the filemanager (which is not comparable with IExplorer style anyway). I use the same framework to have an MUA in my IRC client, use the same framework (that is a set of ARexx scripts to access the email/news database) to deal with emails in my editor (search for older MsgIDs, quote, reference and so on). I have added a project-control to the text-editor. I expanded my paint-program with ARexx. Gosh, with the very same language I wrote scripts for the IRC client, the filemanager, the C++ IDE and so on… Good lord, I want AmigaOS4 N*O*W ! 2004-03-04 6:09 pm Anonymous I have explored both DCOP and WSH (Windows Scripting Host) and they suck so big time. In what way is ARexx better than DCOP? Is it only that Amiga programs usually have massive support for ARexx whereas DCOP has quite weak support in KDE programs? 2004-03-04 6:54 pm Anonymous I really like DCOP, it’s great to be able to map practically any program function to any shortcut key I like, easily. KDE is soooo limited. Where can you replace all menus, buttons, mouse-actions with scripts, dcop commands, your own imagery and so on ? Christ, why would you want to? If you want to do all that, you’d probably be better off writing your own DE! 2004-03-04 8:54 pm Anonymous I wish that someone would write a macro recording program that could record DCOP events and then save them into a program for you. KDE ought to have one. Then it’d get even more people into DCOP. 2004-03-04 9:23 pm Anonymous VBA ? Well, in the end you write some little macros for Word or crappy applications. Some time ago i developed a vba app that processed data gathered from (lots) of excel tables and used it to render specific documents in autocad (wich also supports vba), so yes, vba does have it’s uses other than crappy word macros and virus Never had an amiga , the closest thing was a Commodore 386sx-16mhz (yes, they made those 2004-03-05 1:45 am Anonymous I wish that someone would write a macro recording program that could record DCOP events and then save them into a program for you. Can’t you just write a shell script to execute what you need? I see the point about recording, but how many dcop calls do you want to group really..