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Month: December 2011

Re: Re: [trinity-devel] Suggestion to drop [t|k]win from Trinity and replace it by KWin4

From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <luke.leighton@...>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:37:02 +0000
On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Timothy Pearson
<kb9vqf@...> wrote:
>>> Does it drag in other KDE 4 dependencies?
>> Obviously it depends on kdelibs and kde-runtime like any KDE application.
>> The
>> dependencies will of course be better once frameworks 5 are released.
>> Considering the impact on a running environment I would say that all
>> depends
>> whether your users are using any KDE 4 applications or none. I would be
>> surprised if your users would use no KDE 4 applications. So I think it is
>> negligible.
> Right away AFAIK we would lose DCOP integration,

 if that's inevitable, can i recommend using FreeDCE [with a temporary
DCOP "wrapper" to help provide a transition]?

 you would then gain the benefit of being able to run entire
applications remotely: remote admin would become an accidental
feature.  and no, it's *not* the same as running X-Windows or VNC
remotely: the amount of network traffic generated by an application
using DCE/RPC is vastly less, giving much lower latency and
responsiveness, because the GUI portion runs on the sysadmin's *local*
system, but the actual configuration etc. takes place actually on the
*user's* machine via a FreeDCE-ified service.