[RFC] One ioslave to rule them all...

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Jun 27 21:07:52 BST 2005


On Monday 27 June 2005 11:31, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Sonntag 26 Juni 2005 11:28 schrieb Alexander Neundorf:
> > Independent from your email I also wanted to suggest to make "system:/"
> > the default home url for konqy. Not sure about the other places.
> I think that's wrong. konqueror is a file manager and I start it to manage
> files. Not browse Settings or Trash nor Remote Places - sure, sometimes I
> do, but not most of the time. So the default should be what people do most
> of the time -> home:/

People are most of the time "managing files" ?
Konqy is more than a file manager, it's a "everything browser".
People use it to manage files, opening files, browsing the web, etc.

I think konqy needs to support different home url's for different profiles. 
And we should provide three konqy profiles by default:

full-featured konqueror for power users: all features, maybe a bit crowded, 
$(HOME) as home

konqy as a specialized browser (think firefox, safari): simplified UI via 
XMLGUI, maybe a different home

konqy as a, easy-to-use filemanager (think rox filer, OS X  finder): 
simplified UI via XMLGUI, not all features available, home is system:/

So for everybody who wants all features, full-featured classic konqy is there. 
For all other users there are two streamlined profiles.
And I think the ability to switch profiles from within konqy can be removed, 
IMO it's a geek features. It's enough if we can select the profile when konqy 

> I already dislike the fact that the default URL in webbrowsing is about: -
> which is neither showing a history of the sites I went to nor my bookmarks.
> What does it show instead? The trash, the settings, storage media - is
> _that_ what makes a web browser? Not for me.

I also had the impression that the current about:-page is almost exactly the 
same as system:/. They should be merged in some way.

And I still don't really understand the concept of the home:/ ioslave. Doesn't 
it just complicate things ?

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