[ILUG] gnome and kde when using WindowMaker
fuzzbucket at eircom.net
Fri Feb 25 01:07:55 GMT 2005
Rafael Muñoz Moreno Davila wrote:
> Hi all!
> I was wondering if it was really usefull to use all this heavy gtk,
> qt, gnome and kde thing when I'm not really using it, because I'm
> using WindowMaker. Can WindowMaker and programs in it works without
> all this? How can I know what programs i'm using now that are using
> these? I suppose for everything else I have to change my make.conf to
> eliminate qt and gtk from compiling no?
Which toolkits would you prefer? I ditched a Lesstif (Well, Motif..) app
today because the *Lock modifier is recognised (Alt+F and NumLock+Alt+F
are different things) - Pain in the ass when using menu accelerator
keys. I guess these modifiers are more significant on "traditional"
You can have the GTK+ and Qt toolkits without Gnome and KDE but I don't
recommend losing the actual toolkits unless you're willing to severely
limit the GUI apps you use. You can't just edit a makefile to remove a
toolkit dependency - if an app's been written for GTK then you need GTK
(unless, of course, you're willing to rewrite it).
I think many GTK Linux apps will operate without Gnome but I've found
that a lot of Qt apps are tied in quite tightly with KDE - this isn't
always the case but it's common. In my opinion GTK is an essential
component if you're running X.
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