Re: [OVC-demo-team] Questioning the requirements/architecture documents

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon Feb 02 2004 - 00:16:47 CST

>> We can go and forth about this, but I would offer that the thousands
>> of KDE programs, which is arguablely the most successful open-source
>> project in the world, backs up the the C++/Qt data point. But I think
>> this is more religion than reason.
> I don't have numbers of source lines, but I know quite a few KDE
> programs are written in Python (presumably using PyKDE and/or PyQt
> libraries).

Just out of curiosity, I did a little googling. It appears that recent
versions of KOffice include Python scripting in the standard
distribution. All KParts are scriptable this way, but KVivio and
KSpread seem to use Python for all their script needs (by default)...
other apps like KWord are less likely to really need scripting per
se... but the embedded Python is there if you want it. KOffice is
certainly a very significant part of KDE.

Btw. I quite like KDE myself. This is hardly the place to get into a
flamewar about Gnome, KDE, Aqua etc... but KDE is certainly what I
choose to run on all my Linux or FreeBSD boxen (well, unless their
headless)... on my Powerbook though, I still use Aqua (even there, just
in terms of basic app launching/switching/navigation, I'd like KDE
slightly better... but a lot of Mac apps integrate well with Aqua)...
and on my OS/2 box, the WPS (Workplace Shell) remains ahead of the last
10 years' new GUIs.
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