On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Leon Brooks wrote:

> Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 09:05:30 +0800
> From: Leon Brooks <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: gimp-developer@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu
> Subject: [Gimp-developer] FAQ (-: sooner or later :-) KDEification of GIMP
> This may seem like an oxymoron, given GIMP's heavy defacto relationship
> with GNOME-flavoured GTK, but is there any GIMP equivalent to
> OpenOffice's KDE integration (http://kde.openoffice.org/)?
> The closest I could find was a vague reference to a pre-2.0 KDEified
> version of The GIMP, apparently called "KIMP"...
>     http://dot.kde.org/1096230607/1096270511/
> ...and this discussion, which is obviously approaching the issue from
> the KDE end and not the GIMP end of things (IMESHO, starting from the
> wrong end):
>     http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=92756018422117&w=2
> I am guessing that a "zero overhead" (at least for GTK, I'd envision
> this as a 1:1 mapping using #defines) toolkit mapping layer at the
> source-code level would make "ports" for Qt/KDE, Carbon, wxWidgets or
> whatever considerably easier. Then there'd be only alternative shims to
> maintain, not a whole raft of debris integrated with The GIMP proper,
> and toolkit bugs would all be located in very few files.

I am optimistic project like metatheme will help improve consistency
between Gtk and KDE applications and help leave the choice of toolkits to
the developers.  If you are interested in looking into it futher here is
their website:



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