RFC: KConfig XT (KDE 3.2)

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Mon Mar 17 18:40:02 GMT 2003

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On Monday March 17, 2003 04:56, Alexander Kellett wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 08:51:32PM -0800, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > You're right.  The fact that I'd not heard of it proves it's not being
> > used as a reason to strip down KControl.  That's great.
> >
> :)
> i think that taking the existance of kconfedit into account
> could limit the size of the configuration dialogs by a fair
> bit in some places, its quite obvious that some options are
> there that are not needed by even 1% of the users. reducing
> the need that devels feel to add ui's for all these obscure
> options will probably increase devel productivity also.

See, that's the exact attitude that I'm fearing KConfEdit will enforce.  
You talk about "1%" of users... But every feature has a different "1%" 
that it affects!  So if you remove 50 different "1%" options, you hurt up 
to 50% of the users!

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Neil Stevens - neil at qualityassistant.com
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the
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for the same act as the destroyer of liberty." -- Abraham Lincoln
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