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

marcel partap mpartap at
Mon Jul 25 01:26:48 BST 2011

> KDE 4.7 will probably be shipped by distributions alongside GNOME 3.0.
> A short term solution is required at the bare minimum to fix that -
> which can be done as I noted.
Where's the problem? Have the release tarballs already and irrevocably 
been forged and fed into some unstoppable mechanism?

> On 23/07/11 00:25, Shaun McCance wrote:
>> Name=System Settings
>> OnlyShowIn=KDE
>> The other looks like this:
>> Name=KDE System Settings
>> NotShowIn=KDE
Why not just SVN_SILENTly add these tree lines in the .desktop file and 
include in 4.7 gold? Two more days seem to give plenty time for that.

> Otherwise our users will be the ones who will suffer.
I really doubt anyone is going to 'suffer'... This NamingClashCrisis is 
more ridiculous ego tussle then a real problem. For comparison, hunger 
crisis in Somalia is a real problem where people actually do suffer.

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