KDE Apps in Gnome?

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KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby chowanec on Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:15 pm

Hi all,

As you might guess by the title, I'm a super new linux convert. I installed almost all the popular distros, and Mint wins so unbelievably hands down. You've made this one EASY package to use.

That doesn't mean I don't have a truckload of questions though... I'll start with something really easy.

Is it possible to run KDE "apps" in Gnome? Are there any downsides? I'm trying to stay within the repositories (for now) and I've found a Window's App "analogy" but it is KDE based...

Thanks.
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Re: KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:07 pm

You will find that there are KDE apps in Mint main (=gnome) edition by default - Amarok is a KDE app
Generally there is no problem, you may have to install some dependencies but that's taken care of
Sometimes it does not work and I found such an example recently (don't remember what though)
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Re: KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby MagnusB on Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:03 pm

Yes, you can run KDE apps in GNOME, but it is generally recommended to use the GNOME alternative. First of all, most KDE apps use KDE libraries, which you have to install, which might slow down your system (might not be to noticable, unless you go on a KDE frenzy), secondly there might be some issues with some application that causes them to crash alot (I read recently that apps that close to tray are prone to this).
I personally use some KDE apps, like KTorrent (Deluge kept crashing), and k3b is generally the best burning utillity, but I get by with the default one in Nautilus or on some occassions I use Brasero.
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Re: KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby MALsPa on Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:15 pm

I use some KDE apps in GNOME and haven't run into any problems yet. Mainly Konqueror and Amarok, but others as well.
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Re: KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby deadguy on Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:18 pm

generally in my experience kde apps for the most part work decent in gnome
with maybe a glitch here and there. I also agree though that if you can find a gnome alternative
to use that instead. one kde app I can't live without in gnome is k3b :D
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Re: KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby nelamvr6 on Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:51 pm

Some of my favorite apps are KDE apps!

I use K3B, Kmymoney and Krusader. I also use Thunar, I'm not sure, but I believe that's a kde app also.

So far, I haven't had any problems with any of these apps.
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Re: KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:34 am

Thunar is XFCE the default there if I'm not mistaken
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Re: KDE Apps in Gnome?

Postby nelamvr6 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:29 pm

Husse wrote:Thunar is XFCE the default there if I'm not mistaken


Ah. Thanks for clarifying. I at least knew it wasn't a gnome app. It is very good!
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