[ros-general] KDE for ReactOS

Dmitrij D. Czarkoff czarkoff at yandex.ru
Mon Oct 17 00:40:22 CEST 2005


On Monday 17 October 2005 02:01, Mikko Tikkanen wrote:
> Except that KDE or GNOME isn't really a Windows GUI nor can it run
> Windows software (presuming on the applications you mentioned)...

Still this idea could be usefull after some rethinking.
ReactOS has its own implementation of win32 apps' GUI. On the other hand, we 
do have GTK+, Qt and some more crossplatform GUIs implemented on win32 
platform. So we can pass all the widgets stuff to one of them and drop the 
windows-native GUI (which is still slow and buggy). This would unify the GUI 
of the system and make the system more stable while easier configurable. This 
will let us use any popular X11 environment (or give a choise to user).
I think the preferable widget set would be GTK+ (because it's the most widely 
spread among alternative widget sets and its license is safe) and the 
preferable workspace would be GNOME (just because it's GTK+-based, popular 
and actively developed).
Technically this approache means makeing all the Windows GUI-related libraries 
the wrappers to the GTK libraries.
I think that such modification would be useful even without switching to some 
DE or WM from Linux world just because GTK is off and ready, while ReactOS's 
GUI is slow and buggy.

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