KDE (vs GNOME)
michael.pyne at kdemail.net
Fri Nov 18 01:54:03 GMT 2005
On Wednesday 16 November 2005 19:40, Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2005, at 8:02 PM, Michael Pyne wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 November 2005 06:04, Jonas Christian Drewsen wrote:
> >> I think KDE could get rid of lot of bloat by:
> >> 1) Strip Control Center and other setting dialogs to the most
> >> common stuff.
> >> 2) Create a new app called e.g. KTweakGui or something that can be
> >> used for
> >> all the special things like text shadows, cursor settings etc.
> >> This way KDE will be easy for new users and for common operations.
> >> At the
> >> same time, many things that can only be tweaked by altering
> >> settings files
> >> in .kde/ today, would have a nice GUI too.
> > I like this idea as well. Scott and I struggle with JuK in trying
> > to add
> > features without having to add a "Configure JuK" dialog. So far
> > we're still
> > winning but it would be nice in general I think to have the
> > configure dialogs
> > of the major KDE applications have the necessary options and then
> > have a
> > KTweakUI for advanced uses.
> This sounds a lot like GNOME's approach with the gconftool front end
> that I absolutely loathe with every bone in my body. =:/
Not everything needs to be a reaction to what GNOME does, and that's not why I
was suggesting it.
> Or am I missing the point of the
> discussion? It sounded like this discussion was in response to the
> decision of yet another American distribution to not use KDE?
I think you're missing the point. Really this kind of discussion comes up all
the time, and I am convinced that even European users find some KDE
applications unwieldy at times, not just us retarded Americans. ;)
> Could improvements be made? Sure, absolutely.
> But I see just as much need for improvement
> with GNOME.
Well again, this isn't a reaction against GNOME, it's a legitimate issue. I
hate to pick on Konqueror but look through their configuration dialog.
You're exactly right when you say improvements can be made. But do you have
> It sure seems like there's another reason that's not
> being truthfully told....
Whoa there, don't cue the tinfoil hats yet, I don't see any black
- Michael Pyne
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