> >> What exactly is the advantage of a KDE or GNOME application,
> >> over a standard application launched through a kdelnk
> >> or GNOME launcher?
> >Try dragging a file from kfm into kwrite, then try it over emacs.
> Is kwrite the same as the application "Advanced Editor" in KDE?
> I could not find any mention of kwrite
> in the list of applications at http://www.kde.org .
> As a RedHat user, I would have preferred an RPM,
> but again I did not find any kwrite*.rpm at RedHat.
> Having said that, your example illustrates perfectly my theme.
> I would not regard the ability to drag-and-drop in kwrite
> as anywhere like as important as the facilities offerred by emacs.
> In any case, is it not possible to create a "wrapper"
> to add this facility to an existing program (like emacs)?
Well if KDE uses Xdnd then XEmacs will soon be able to support KDE
DnD, but what it will do with that ability I don't know. I also think
the pure raw power of emacs far outweighs being able to "drag" text or
whatnot into it. Besides, who wants to drag when the selection
mechanism is much better suited to textual transfer? Course being
able to drag a text file into emacs and having it open it is another
The problem with the wrapper is that the owner is not the one who
makes the request in the selection protocol. If you could somehow
coax it into requesting the data in the selection then yes it would
work, but I am not sure that could be done short of building it into
the requestor....which I guess would be a good mechanism to design for
those times when it would be nice to interact with an unknown
BTW, I have used 3 different desktops...out of all XDE is the one I
liked the best, but it needs a LOT of work. Currently I am without a
desktop environment and am quite happy. I am thinking of creating a
desktop icon program simply because I think it *might* be useful but
don't want the rest of the garbage. Personally I think a seriese of
protocols could be invented that being adhered to would offer all the
services of a desktop environment without the shackles. Its on my
*long* list of things to do......
About the aesthetics of the desktop...xemacs can be used as a widget.