KDE: Interface, Standards, and Inter-Process Communication


KDE is one of the leading *nix desktop environ-ments, and new developments are integrated into the system at a steady and rapid rate. Many recent developments are apparent in the user interface, but much work has also been done which is transpar-ent to the end-user. It is this behind-the-scenes functionality which this talk investigates, specifi-cally looking at Interoperability with other desktop environments, Component reuse, and Interprocess Communication (IPC).

@inproceedings {270847,
author = {Ellis Whitehead},
title = {{KDE}: Interface, Standards, and {Inter-Process} Communication},
booktitle = {XFree86 Technical Conference (
XFree86 Technical Conference)},
year = {2001},
address = {Oakland, CA
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/xfree86-technical-conference/kde-interface-standards-and-inter-process-communication},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = nov