Why does Chakra want to be free from GTK?
There are three reasons for Chakra focusing on being as pure a Qt/KDE distribution as possible:
- Belief in the potential of KDE. Just like some distributions believe in simply providing FLOSS packages, Chakra believes it is time to provide a fully KDE-focused environment which is as clean as possible. This means virtually no GTK-dependent applications by default. Chakra does however recognize that there are quite a few popular GTK applications, which therefore are provided in the [gtk] repository.
- Many of those popular GTK applications depend on a good part of a complete GNOME desktop; examples are software such as GIMP or Filezilla. Why install 50-60 GNOME dependencies for only one or two applications?
- KDE uses the
/usrdirectory almost exclusively to install applications. This makes for a very transparent system. Many GTK apps are installed in quite a few different directories.
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