Replace KcmFontinst with kio_fonts
neil at qualityassistant.com
Tue Mar 11 19:08:37 GMT 2003
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On Tuesday March 11, 2003 10:49, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On March 11, 2003 02:18 pm, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > 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. :-)
> The issue is not weather or not theoreticlly a UI deisgner could come up
> with a blessed new UI. WHy do people always forget about the idea of
> familiarity? When something is done a certain way on nearly every
> platform, it is what users get accustomed to, and radical paradigm
> shifts should be avoided from this interface if at all possible.
> All versions of Windows since 95, Mac OS, and Gnome all do this the same
> way. Why should KDE be different, just "for the sake of being
> different"? Not a good plan.
Oh, so just forget about what KDE users are familiar with, then?
Whatever. Go copy Windows. I recommend you start by licensing kio_font to
prohibit modification and redistribution. That's what the Windows users
you care so much about are used to.
Neil Stevens - neil at qualityassistant.com
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the
sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him
for the same act as the destroyer of liberty." -- Abraham Lincoln
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