On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 17:47 -0500, max wrote: > How much and what kind of impact does running a KDE app in Gnome > actually have? Well, you've got to install the files if you don't already have them. Sometimes it's only a few, but it can be quite a lot that are needed. On this Gnome-only system, these are the only obvious KDE files installed on it: kde-filesystem-4-6.fc7 download size 17,591 bytes installed size 1,193 bytes kdelibs-3.5.8-19.fc7 download size 18,079,483 bytes installed size 46,480,144 bytes kde-settings-3.5-30.fc7.1 download 14,462 bytes installed size 10,465 bytes That's still quite a fair bit to add on. And on previous Gnome-only systems, I've installed one or two things that depended on KDE, and they dragged in an awful lot more. Which was really painful on a dial-up internet service. If you do already have them installed, there's still some added slowness as KDE files plus your application are loaded. That's really noticeable on low spec systems. Faster PCs mightn't see it as being anything slower than the first time you fire up something like Firefox. You can have problems if a KDE app wants to use the KDE sound system, and it doesn't want to play ball with Gnome. Then there's the fact that it looks odd, in comparison, and can behave differently. I'm sure that there's a similar set of annoyances going in the reverse direction. -- (This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's important to the thread.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.