RFC: KConfig XT (KDE 3.2)

Daniel Stone dstone at trinity.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Mar 17 04:36:22 GMT 2003

On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 04:50:35PM +0100, Ralf Nolden scrawled:
> Did you ever have a look at kdenonbeta/kconfedit ? It works for everyone just 
> fine if you know what you're doing and it doesn't even have a desktop entry 
> that makes it show up in the menu :-)

The lack of any home computer, not to mention the internet connection,
is currently preventing me from looking at *anything* KDE.

The problem is that it also works even if you have *no* *idea* what
you're doing. Which is a problem, because it lowers the barrier to
entry. As I said before, if you know what you're doing in the config
files, then you know how to use a text editor, and you know where they
are, period.

> It's a *lot* easier to use if you want to modify the settings in config files 
> because it prevents typos in many places where you change something because 
> it uses combo boxes for values that are easy to detect (like true/false)

Well, if you typo "false" on a regular basis ...
> Other than that it just works like using vi.

So what's the point of it, apart from making stuff you should never do
far more attractive to users, and encouraging a seriously broken

We have KWrite, Kate, KVim, and more.

Next reply is going to be to declare someone a fascist (not unlike Neil :), 
to hopefully kill this damned thread.

In fact, do what you like, I don't really care. Just don't have it by

Daniel, lone dissenting voice, it seems

Daniel Stone                                     <dstone at trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
Developer, Trinity College, University of Melbourne
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