Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Niall O Broin (niall at linux.ie):
>> > I've been wanting to try Galeon but its homepage says that it requires
> > Gnome.
>> It lies like a cheap toupee.
Only if you don't consider "requires GNOME" as valid shorthand
for "requires gnome-common, bonobo, libart, libgnomeui, libgnome,
gtk+, glib, etc, etc, etc" - pretty much all the gnome libraries
> > Does this mean that you must be running Gnome to use it or simply
> > that the Gnome libraries must be installed ?
>> The latter. First of all, the concept of "running GNOME" is a mirage.
> GNOME is just a collection of sundry X11 clients, a bunch of libs, and a
> CORBA broker. Ditto the equally illusory concept of "running KDE".
Here you're right. Of course. Just because an application is
using a library doesn't mean you have to be running any other
application that needs the library. But you also contradict
yourself... here you say that gnome is (basically) a gui toolkit
& a corba broker (which is pretty much accurate) - the
installation of which are required for galeon. Yet previously you
said that whoever said gnome was required for galeon was lying
like a cheap toupee.
Anyway, Niall, feel free to use kmail as your mail client in
gnome-session, or galleon as your browser in kde. But be aware
that having both the kdelibs and teh gnomelibs in memory at the
same time may incur an overhead.
E-Mail: bolsh at gimp.org
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