Re: Harmony + GNOME (Was: Re: C++)

On Wed, 22 Apr 1998, Joel Dillon wrote:

> > 
> > Anyway, my .02. Summary: porting a cross platform toolkit to Gnome and
> > using it sounds great to me; trying to emulate Gnome look and feel with
> > some random X-only toolkit sounds a little silly, but no one will keep you
> > from doing it.
>   Harmony isn't a wrapper. It's what you'd call a random X-only toolkit;
> it's main aim is to make KDE a real GPL environment (currently RMS says
> that its use of Qt violates the GPL). But it would also be nice if you
> could write an app that was both gnome-compliant and KDE-compliant, or if
You cannot by definition. All you need is a paragraph different in the
style guide that mandates a different menu layout, or things about the
feel of the app.
> you could use Harmony to write gnome apps as well as KDE ones. Hence my
> question here. But since noone's radically objected I guess we'll go ahead
> with putting in gtk compatibility and see what people say when we have
> more working.
Again. Ideally you would be plug and play compatible with the upcoming
themes, or you will never catch up. And if themes come, than ALL GNOME
apps should change the look&feel of their standard widgets.


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