Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME

todd rme toddrme2178 at
Wed Aug 10 12:47:05 BST 2011

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:
> On 4 August 2011 07:27, George Spelvin <linux at> wrote:
>> I think what is needed is a series of more specific alternate names in
>> a .desktop file, with more levels than the current GenericName and Name.
> I think the KDE system settings desktop file just needs an addition of:
> OnlyShowIn=KDE;
> Richard.

It has already been explained why this is not sufficient.  System
settings is needed to configure many aspects of KDE programs.  Doing
this will leave Gnome users unable to configure any KDE programs they


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