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. l.