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

Mark markg85 at
Tue Jul 26 22:25:24 BST 2011

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM, Oswald Buddenhagen <ossi at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 01:26:03PM +0200, Mark Gaiser wrote:
>> In my opinion there should be a cross desktop system settings
>> application where the KDE implementation can use KCM and the gnome
>> implementation uses whatever they want to use.  That would be the
>> ideal solution imho.
> you mean, like two "date & time settings" "applets" inside the same
> "shell" application? ;)

wahahaha no, since that would mean the settings are not only stored in
one app, but also shown in one place.. My idea is to have them stored
in one central place so that each app can access it without the need
of pulling in an entire desktop just for a setting.

A nice side effect then is that it becomes possible to implement a
cross desktop system settings where you would still have a desktop
category first before you get all the settings. Kinda hard to

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