Opposition to removing old KWin themes?

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Mon Jul 26 22:48:33 BST 2010

On July 24, 2010, Aaron Peterson wrote:
> Elegance includes a notion of completeness, an ability to do
> everything, in an intuitive manner. 

it is often not feasible to provide for the ability to everything. to achieve 
elegance, sometimes you do have to cut out possibilities to make it possible 
to do something elegant.

i agree that elegance is not the same as simple minimalism, but elegance is 
also not all-inclusive. and if anyone thinks that KDE was ever all-inclusive, 
then they have mis-measured the past dramatically: there were many things KDE 
could not do in the past, some of which are possible now and some of which 
still aren't.

a pet peeve of mine is when people confuse "what we did in the past" with 
"inclusivity". :)

> It can take complex rendering and work to find the elegant solution.

very true. but first, it must be possible to have an elegant solution. not all 
problems do. so sometimes you have to start by restating the problem such that 
it now has an elegant solution (even if it is still complex and hard work to 
do so :)

Aaron J. Seigo
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