Proposal for KControl

ian reinhart geiser geiseri at
Sat Jun 29 22:24:41 BST 2002

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On Saturday 29 June 2002 05:01 pm, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 29, 2002 at 04:51:34PM -0400, ian reinhart geiser wrote:
> > In the end what I am getting at is, can we limit what is done via the UI
> > and make a ResEdit type of app that allows you to tweak things that only
> > geeks really care about?
> The simple answer to that question would be that the addition of a resedit
> type application does not change the way our co-developers think about
> customizability.
> In other words; the developers should not want to make everything
> configuable from the outside.
> That change of mindset is 1000 times more important then providing a
> solution to battle the symptom of too-many-options.
True... but remember we are not like the kids at Apple or Microsoft where Bill 
or Steve just pop into the room and say "You! yeah you with the glasses, Make 
less options!" :)

I think we have to work with what we have got.  I am NOT about to tell a 
developer NOT to develop.  Hell I am lucky they are writing this for free at 
all.  I may not like what they are writing, but hey this is Open Source so I 
just don't use what they wrote, but thats another rant ;)

I still think we have a good base here and with some tweaking we can make it 
so that normal human beings*  can use KDE

- -ian reinhart geiser
* in this instance i am not saying normal is good or bad, i am mainly 
classifying these people who don't munch C++ code for breakfast as normal...
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