ReadOnly KParts Was: Re: Okular moving

Kurt Pfeifle k1pfeifle at
Fri Nov 17 22:01:46 GMT 2006

On Friday 17 November 2006 19:01, Hans Meine wrote:
> On Friday, 17. November 2006 19:33, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > On Friday 17 November 2006 18:21, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> > > My main point is: we shouldn't erect an artificial Berlin Wall
> > > between viewing and editing functions, just because we see the same
> > > thing in Adobe's PDF tools (where mostly business considerations
> > > made them to be what they are today).
> >
> > So it seems the KDE2+3 "you may only _view_ files but not edit them in
> > konqueror"-rule doesn't have only friends.
> Yes, it was the right decision on the one hand, since Konquerors GUI is 
> prepared for browsing - the most common action is going from one location 
> (e.g. file, dir, webpage) to another, and it would be really awkward to adapt 
> that GUI to editing

Yes, Konqueror is a Browser. Browsing is... no, browsing *used* *to*
*be*!, a viewing-only, non-editing activity. Now the browsed web has 
changed underneath the old browser: wikis, forums, blogs, GMail, 
Writley, Google Spreadsheet, etc.pp. make you use the browser for
"editing". Again the same tendency: former borders get blurry, new
shapes emerge....

(That does not mean I want Konqueror to fundamentally change from 
what it is -- I *love* Konqueror as the universal, multi-format, 
multi-protocol viewer and browser. It's just that we need to think
beyond traditional application design, in general. I don't want to
give up Konqueror for the first brilliant new idea that comes up. 
Not even for the first 20 ideas  :-)  )

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