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  • #16
    kdelibs is more than one lib.

    I don't know how Gnome Ubuntu packages it, as it probably does not install any KDE libs by default, just because they have kde in the name.

    There's nothing stopping you from packaging all these libs with the program. You don't need to be running KDE to run KOffice. You don't need plasma desktop, you don't need the panel, you don't need KWin. You can run it like any other program.

    You might need dbus running, but this is used by GNOME too, and is a free desktop standard.

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    • #17
      kdebase includes standard apps needed for a basic KDE session. You might need a lib from there. The rest of kde is mostly applications built on top of kdelibs and kdebase.

      kdelibs is like gobject or gtk. You don't need to run a full GNOME session to run programs which link against them.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
        At least it's not called Kalligra. Thank the gods.
        That also surprised me a bit. Imagine that... a few more of those rare apps for KDE that don't have a K in the name. I also like the new names they have, except for kexi which is unchanged. They could have called it Data (considering Base is alerady taken).

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        • #19
          How so and they didn't call it Kalligra?

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          • #20
            i agree they should stop this thing with the Ks for an app like this. Maybe i want to use it in gnome or any other shell some day.

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            • #21
              IMO that's a good name and the mobile direction is good too. No foss competition really on mobile office suites.

              Glad it isn't LibreKOffice though :P

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              • #22
                KDE is also in the process of creating a "mobile" version of KDE's core libraries. They feature fewer dependencies but also fewer features by relying on pure Qt wherever possible.
                That mobile profile can also be installed on desktop PCs but since it's no longer binary compatible, it won't be the default for desktops.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by dargllun View Post
                  on my pure Gnome Ubuntu...
                  I think you need to spend a little time away from your computer...

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