[UNIX] Fink now supports KDE

Taft

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Have you tried it yet??

This is big news for Darwin. They needed a first class Window Manager ported to the OS. For OS X, though, its not as big a deal. I don't think many people will want to run two fully functional window managers at once (Aqua and KDE). I think most people are happy with a rootless or less obtrusive WM. Not to mention the big memory usage KDE is likely to have.

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McFreggle

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Originally posted by Taft
Have you tried it yet??
No I haven't... (yet)

This is big news for Darwin. They needed a first class Window Manager ported to the OS. For OS X, though, its not as big a deal. I don't think many people will want to run two fully functional window managers at once (Aqua and KDE).
Hmmmm... you need a Window Manager to run some Unix applications that haven't been ported to OS X yet. Like OpenOffice... they're planning to release a ported version for OS X, but in the meantime you can run it on a Window Manager, like, i.e., KDE.

I think many Mac-lovers will like KDE, because it's a nice interface. It even has an Aqua skin ;-) (screenshot)

We'll see...

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Taft

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Originally posted by McFreggle

Hmmmm... you need a Window Manager to run some Unix applications that haven't been ported to OS X yet. Like OpenOffice... they're planning to release a ported version for OS X, but in the meantime you can run it on a Window Manager, like, i.e., KDE.

I think many Mac-lovers will like KDE, because it's a nice interface. It even has an Aqua skin ;-) (screenshot)

We'll see...

k.
Of course you need *a* window manager. I am sceptical about people choosing KDE as a window manager to run along side Aqua.

KDE is pretty big and full featured. Not dissimilar to Aqua, actually. It is also very large and requires a lot of memory. There are quite a few other window managers that work under OS X. fvwm(2), oroborus, OroborOSX are all very good and have very small footprints. OroborOSX even lets you run X Windows programs right alongside OS X programs and minimize X Windows windows to the dock.

What I'm saying is that I find it unlikely that people will run two fully functional window managers along side one another. People are more likely to pick a lighter, more integrated X Window manager than an Aqua replacement.

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