Three different tab implementations

George Staikos staikos at
Fri Jan 31 04:15:09 GMT 2003

On Thursday 30 January 2003 22:04, Neil Stevens wrote:
> On Thursday January 30, 2003 06:56, George Staikos wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 January 2003 21:44, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > > > You cannot force SDI on people though. We've tried to make that the
> > > > preferred KDE behavior for years, but that didn't prevent the rise
> > > > of tabs.
> > >
> > > You can't force people not to do anything wrong, but that doesn't
> > > obligate you to help them.
> >
> >    Nor can you declare MDI to be wrong.
> KDE can, and has, in the same way it can declare a particular Qt version
> wrong, or a particular use of sprintf wrong.

  I think we were talking about tabbed MDI here.  That document doesn't talk 
about tabbed MDI.  Furthermore, I think it is somewhat inappropriate to 
declare some of the things that are declared in that document.  It is rather 
sweeping and arbitrary in some respects.  Anyways, I'm not interested in 
discussing that topic right now.

   After finally getting rid of my need for screen(1), no-one will take away 
my tab-mdi konsole, konqueror, ksirc.

   Oh and one last thing, I believe that konqueror views are an example of 
non-tabbed MDI and that has been in KDE since 2.0 days at least.  I forget if 
it was in 1.x.


George Staikos

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