[RFC] "Documents Folder" icon in "system:/"

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Thu Aug 11 22:30:40 BST 2005

On Wednesday 10 August 2005 08:58, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> You need to be more realistic.  Yes, this is part of the engineering
> mind set.  You can't change the boundary conditions of a problem no
> matter how much you would like to.

we certainly can change those boundary conditions for KDE software. and we can 
also help lead the way for others by doing so. we aren't 3rd party developers 
here, we are the desktop's core developers.

that's what KDE is all about: creating the desktop that didn't exist 
previously. if the KDE1 developers had thought "we can't change the boundary 
conditions" there would be no UNIX desktop as we know it today.

> Also you are ignoring the other "boundary condition".  Some common apps
> do NOT hide the hidden files and folders when displaying the contents of
> the directory.  Example: Firefox, & CrossOver Office.

we're talking about settings and data, not binary installations. we've already 
covered cross over elsewhere in this thread and firefox keeps it's data and 
settings hidden away like a good UNIX program.

Aaron J. Seigo
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