RFC: System Settings categorisation overhaul

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 11:52:23 BST 2009

On Saturday 03 October 2009, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Currently in System Settings the categories structure is not very easy
> to use, and makes finding settings harder than it should be. In order
> to correct this, a complete re-structure of the modules is required,
> removing the General / Advanced sorting and giving modules clear
> names.

-desktop effects under desktop look, at the same level of the other categories
-new workspace page under desktop look as well
-multiple desktops under desktop look as well

-about me is maybe even more descriptive than account management

-international what? better "locale settings" perhaps?

> Dario Andres ( from bugsquad ) and myself have been working on this
> and have developed the following plan at this time for the modules
> [1]. Please see the following mockup to see how this would look [2].
> This is aimed at KDE 4.4 at this point, and we hope to commit it next
> week assuming no changes need to be made. We would appreciate
> everyone's comments on this.
> All modules currently provided in KDE SVN will need to be adjusted to
> these new categories. For those that are not adjusted, a Legacy
> category will be dynamically created by System Settings if a module is
> not part of any other categories.
> Regards,
> Ben Cooksley
> System Settings Maintainer
> Note: The mockup is only done to show how the categories would look
> relative to each other. The current sizing of icons is not going to
> change.
> [1] http://techbase.kde.org/User:DarioAndres/SS3
> [2] http://imagebin.ca/view/Y3KUza.html

Marco Martin

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