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

Giovanni Campagna scampa.giovanni at
Mon Jul 25 11:40:36 BST 2011

Il giorno dom, 24/07/2011 alle 22.17 +0200, Aurélien Gâteau ha scritto:
> Le 24/07/2011 17:11, Emmanuele Bassi a écrit :
> > GTK+ applications use the XSETTINGS keys:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > so every key that is shared using that specification is picked up
> > automatically by GTK+ applications.
> > 
> > we can definitely talk about extending the set of shared keys: we
> > routinely do that on xdg-list -- for instance when the sound theme
> > spec was introduced.
> The spec does not provide a list of shared keys, does such a list exist?
> If there is no such list I don't see how we could share anything.

> I don't know what is shared right now but it is definitely not enough: a
> GTK application running on a KDE workspace does not follow KDE
> keybindings, palette, fonts, icon theme, label alignment or dialog
> button order.
> Additionally I don't believe a shared keys system is enough to share a
> widget theme. Otherwise the Oxygen devs probably wouldn't have created
> the Oxygen GTK theme.

Of course, you would need to create a KDE theme. XSettings is just for
choosing which theme among many.


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