[linux-elitists] Microsoft prizes for rat finks

Aaron Lehmann aaronl@vitelus.com
Mon May 7 19:23:45 PDT 2001

On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 11:52:29PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Package: konqueror

I went ahead and tried it again, just to be on the same page as you.

> [...]
> 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

Right, but the dependency tree contains packages such as the cdparanoia
library and libkmid2 (??). I wonder if KDE would relinquish these
dependencies if I compiled it myself, with custom options.

> 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.

Navigator doesn't have a trash can.

If KDE is indeed modular, I wonder how hard it could be to make a
simple browser-only browser: no trash can, no fancy file: URL viewing,
no complex embedded viewerse.

Konqueror looks quite nice. I really like its cookie management. It
feels more down-to-earth, stabler, and more Zen than mozilla. As you
may have noticed, I'm just not easily satisfied >;-).

It would have been really nice had they done us (and embedded systems
users!) a favor and writen the HTML renderer to render to Xlib (I
presume it is heavily based on Qt and C++). I wonder if it would be
portable enough to port away from Qt. The Gnome folks seem to have
pulled that off, but we all know how they bungled that project.

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