Replace KcmFontinst with kio_fonts
neil at qualityassistant.com
Tue Mar 11 18:18:52 GMT 2003
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On Tuesday March 11, 2003 10:05, Craig Drummond wrote:
> > Please don't do this. KIO is a nice flexible backend tool, but it's a
> > lousy user interface. Konqueror is nice for viewing files, but it's
> > not a
> > generic system administration tool. Please don't force users to treat
> > it as one.
> But surely this makes the job of installing fonts easier, and more
I think a determined UI designer can do a better job than a hope that
"intution" will make the user know what to do.
> It's the way most other OS's do it - and even GNOME will be
> uing fonts:/ to install fonts (although I agree this doesn't necessarily
> make it a good idea).
Right. It's not a good idea. :-)
> Fonts are just files, and all a user wants to do
> is copy these somewhere where they can then be used.
Maybe to you they are files. But to a user, they are a system service just
like an application. Also, on most X systems, installing fonts is more
than just copying files around. Any KDE UI should be equipped to handle
> Having to start
> KControl just top copy some files seems a bit backward. I fail to see
> how asking users to use a file manager to manage files is treeting
> konqueror as a sys admin tool. After all, you can ftp and browse the web
> with konqueror - surely it should be able to manage font files?
Sure, it *could*, but throwing away opportunites for good UI design is the
Neil Stevens - neil at qualityassistant.com
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the
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