Re: Get nautilus OFF OF MY SYSTEM!!!

On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 10:24:19AM -0400, Ben FrantzDale wrote:
> You should be able to run all gnome- and KDE-based applications without
> running either deskop, provided you have the libraries installed. All
> applications should run just fine under IceWM or whatever other
> light-weight WM you like.
> If you are having dependency problems I'm sure people will be glad to
> help you sort them out.

    Well, I think the real problem is that many want to use a component from
Gnome, for example, which then requires the entire set of libs. Gnucash, for
example, uses the gnome calendar to make implementation easier. It also
requires a whole mess of stuff, just for one component. Granted, disk space is
cheap but I don't like that attitude. It's what got winblows up to the
horrible minimum install that it currently is. 
    Plus, there are expectations at times of running the desktop system.
Korganizer, for example, looking for kdeinit. Implementors making the
assumption that if you're using a KDE app, or a Gnome app, that you must be
using said desktop, is always a bad assumption. 
    I just makes me long for Tk apps, y'know? I understand the work that goes
into these projects, I'm working on one with a friend now while trying to
balance a normal 8-hour/day job. I just want to make sure that we don't lose
sight of the target here, which is freedom. Forcing someone to install a mess
of libs for an app that's one tenth the size is not a good idea, IMHO, and
assuming a given desktop is a worse one. 

    Just my 2 cents, trying to make the world a better place, just like you.


Michael P. Soulier, TD12, SKY  Tel: 613-765-4699 (ESN: 39-54699)
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