Thomas Zander zander at kde.org
Thu Dec 8 16:17:33 GMT 2005

On Thursday 08 December 2005 16:47, Martijn Klingens wrote:
> > http://standards.freedesktop.org/xsettings-spec/xsettings-spec-0.5.ht
> >ml
> >
> > What is the current state/position within KDE about this spec?
> I think you should ask the HCI WG to come with a statement based on
> usability research. It seems off-topic for this list.

If you want I can move the subject there, but this naturally only checks 
if we want this from a usability perspective, not that someone will 
actually work on it.

Hmm, I just clicked on the link and read some text but this seems like a 
very unusable 'spec'. It confuses me that this is called a specification 
(on a domain with 'standards' in the name!) in the first place.
This document just documents an API, and is not a spec IMOHO.

Since details like _what_ is stored in the settings stuff is missing there 
hardly is anything the HCI group can comment on.  Now I just see it as a 

ps. I had a good laugh while reading the goals which say that the only 
data type to be stored are strings, nothing more complex.  Hmm, I 
thought, what does that make booleans? Very complex?
Thomas Zander
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