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

David Jarvie djarvie at
Mon Jul 25 17:50:07 BST 2011

On Mon, July 25, 2011 12:50 pm, Ambroz Bizjak wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> have you seen my proposed improvement on your suggestion?
> I suggest that you consider it, because it would avoid having to
> update the Freedesktop specification and any DE that doesn't name its
> programs differently in other DEs (e.g. Xfce).

This proposal has the same drawbacks as Mark's - it is aimed at
knowledgeable users, not the ordinary user who may not be aware of which
desktop a particular application is from. See

David Jarvie.
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