[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Sorteal sorteal at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 05:18:05 CEST 2010

On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 04:01 +0200, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2010/10/7 Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com>:
> >
> > I guess this information would have to come from someone from the core dev
> > group. Just so that we know for sure. So, is Mageia going to be principally
> > a KDE distro with offers during installation to install GNOME and other
> > desktops? Or is it going to be a desktop agnostic distro where the user
> > eventually picks the desktop sometime during the installation processs?
> >
> > This may help with this thread on the talk of browsers.
> Pls correct me if I'm wrong but I don't know any browser which is DE
> dependent - well, there's konqueror, if you want to call this "I want
> to be everything" a browser. But for real browsers, what does it
> matter which DE is used?

While Mandriva officially supported both GNOME and KDE, I do remember
the last time I tried the GNOME version of Mandriva it was pretty much a
raw GNOME install.  It had no changes to the default options such as, a
web browser type of tool bar, and opening new folders in the same
window.  After trying to get to a video and finding I now had 5 windows
opened I assumed Mandriva's focus was most assuredly KDE.  I admit this
was a while back, so this could all have been addressed already, but it
scared me away from Mandriva-GNOME.  Also, while yes, most browsers are
DE independent, Firefox takes a bit of tweeking to work flawlessly
within the KDE DE.  Some distros have supplied a very vanilla install
and things such as application associations were rather buggy.  Yet, if
it's done right (and Mandriva always did it right) Firefox works great
on KDE as do all the other major browsers, IE excluded of course.

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