[Kde-pim] Fwd: Re: KDE 4.2 Toolbars

Frank Osterfeld frank at kdab.net
Mon Nov 17 13:40:09 GMT 2008

On Thursday 13 November 2008 00:31:46 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> or one could fix the toolbars in Akrgator to be more sensible, e.g.:
> New Feed:
> 	i hate that word "Feed" btw, it's total jargon; how about "Add News
> Source"? if it wasn't for akregator-in-kontact, i'd even suggest removing
> this from the toolbar altogether

We can argue about "Feed", but I'm not sure if the very generic "news source" 
is really more descriptive. Many websites word the feature as "feed", after 
all. We already removed all usages of "RSS" to avoid jargon.

> Fetch Feed:
> 	Check for Updates

Agreed, Check for updates, "Update Feed", "Update News Source" etc. would be 

> Fetch All Feeds ... hur what? no, mimic KMail here: have one button with a
> drop down that lists the individual feeds in it, and have the default click
> action to be all feeds

That definitely doesn't scale for a feed reader. It's stops being usable 
already for, say, 15 feeds, not to mention 50, 100 or 300 feeds.
And there is the use case where one wants to fetch only one feed, and not all 
the other feeds in the list. The pulldown menu both doesn't scale and is 
tedious to use.
Even if not in the toolbar, there should be separate action for fetching the 
selected feed (and a F5 shortcut). 

> What is This: another wtf. this so does not belong in the toolbar.

Is that in trunk? Can't find in the toolbar config.

Frank Osterfeld -- frank at kdab.net
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