Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Fri Oct 7 10:32:38 BST 2005

On Friday 07 October 2005 11:37, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> Page 4: widget style <- If they change this they will change this every
> week in kcontrol anyway

Why are you so sure of that? Done any research, or is it just a hunch?

KPersonalizer could be improved a lot, but there is a lot of value in that it 
allows people to choose which kind of environment they are most comfortable 
with -- whether they want their new system to look like Windows, MacOS or 
something more original. That alone helps a lot in making KDE friendly and 
accomodating. The system behaviour and the widget tab should be taken 
together, of course; it's not double or single click that's important 
(although nice to know for many people) -- most of the explanation could 
probably be removed to a what's this.

Setting the language and region settings is not just something that should be 
done from kdm anyway: not all installations are purely personal. There are 
plenty of computers where the children work in Dutch and the parents in 
English, for instance. And the guest from the states who gets an account for 
a week or two will have her own setting in her fresh kde.

KPersonalizer should be a lot flashier and prettier, less a wizard and more a 
welcome, but it should not go. Judging from the non-represenatative sample of 
six children and a dozen house guests who have encountered it when getting a 
login on the shared computer, it's a pleasant and useful thing.
Boudewijn Rempt
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