belovedmonster wrote:I just sat through the entire KDE4 launch keynote which explains all the under lining new technology that sits behind all the new eye candy and it is really exciting to see where open source is going. If anyone didnt think KDE4 brought many changes you need to watch this... really made me open my eyes and take notice. Like KDE4 apps running on Windows and OSX is gunna be huuuge!
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5420&hl=en
NoClue! wrote:I kan't wait to see the letter k abused on windows and mak.
dracorX wrote:You don't see any apps that would be good to have ported? Sorry to disagree, dude.
-Kontact (Outlook is just too dangerous)
-Kopete (is a really good all in one messenger, at least for me)
-Dolphin (really superb file manager for me)
-Digikam (I really like it very much)
Well, I see a use in porting such apps.
I also agree that the installer mentionned seems to show, that the dominance of gnome might not last forever...
belovedmonster wrote:Openoffice on the Mac is junk so a native Koffice might attract a following.
Amarok is always touted as the best jukebox out there so that might find a following on Windows.
Kopete supports webcam and voice chat, Pidgin doesnt.
K3B could become the de facto free alternative to Nero and Toast.
The Mac lacks a simple DVD shrinking app ala Windows only DVDShrink, so K9copy could be a popular app.
The list goes on...
Really it is missing the point though to think that KDE apps are gunna be ported and thats the end of it. What makes it exciting is all the new apps that are gunna be made...
In the future thanks to KDE4 a developer is going to be able to make an application (commercial or otherwise) which can be ported to every other platform natively with just a hand full of changes to the code. This is huuuge! Not only for Linux but for software development in general.
molom wrote:What KDE needs to start developing is a proper Video editor and Music Maker like garageband (A mac iLife app) to even get better.
molom wrote:I don't see a point in Kopete, when there's pidgin.
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