[linux-elitists] Microsoft prizes for rat finks

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Sun Apr 29 23:52:29 PDT 2001

begin  Aaron Lehmann quotation:

> I have my reasons for disliking Konqueror. It requires an entire
> desktop environment.

Package: konqueror
Depends: kdelibs3 (>= 4:2.1.1-0), lesstif1, libc6 (>= 2.2.2-2),
libjpeg62, libko nq3 (>= 4:2.1.1-0), libpng2, libqt2 (>=
2:2.3.0-final-0) | libqt2-gl (>= 2:2.3.0 -final-0),
libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2, xlibs (>= 4.0.1-11), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.3), kde
base-libs (>= 4:2.1.1-6), libkonq3 (>= 4:2.1.1-6), debconf

I see no "entire desktop environment", here, just a few libs.

> It also tries to be a file manager and do much more than I want a web
> browser to do.

And Mozilla and Navigator/Communicator don't?  Looks to me like the
"file manager" capabilities described at
http://www.konqueror.org/konq-filemanager.html aren't much more than
incidental to any browser's ability to browse file: URLs.

> The actual HTML renderer seems
> quite adequate, but not nearly as complete as mozilla's.

Both look slightly dodgy to me (based on Mozilla 0.8), but Konqueror
seems faster and somewhat smoother.  It feels like there's potential, 
here.  Which is impressive given the short development history.

> Personally I'm bitter at the Gnome fellows for creating such a nice
> HTML renderer (GtkHTML) and then going out of their way to make it
> require Gnome.

Indeed.  Reminds me, is the CscHTML fork (resulting from that
misjudgement) still thriving?  That would serve those idiots right.  I
assume you're aware that you can use CscHTML as a drop-in replacement
for GtkHTML.

Rick Moen                      "vi is my shepherd; I shall not font."
rick@linuxmafia.com                               -- Psalm 0.1 beta

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