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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Mission Control from Ark Linux

From: Katheryne Draven <borgqueen4@...>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 01:29:03 -0500
On 1/30/11, Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to propose that we include Ark's Mission Control in
> Trinity. It pulls together some of the modules in KControl in a
> reorganized way. The idea behind it is to have the things users use
> the most pulled together in an easy-to-find way. It was written
> (obviously) for KDE3, so it will need rewriting by a programmer for
> TQt by someone more experienced at programming than me.
> I have been slowly preparing my system to build Trinity. Once I get
> more organized, I will be able to upload the source tarballs to
> Mission Control on my personal space on, along with Ark's
> related patches and spec files from the RPMs that will detail where we
> apply those patches (these patches will likely need updating for the
> TQt version). It will probably be a few days, have not had as much
> time as I would like at the computer (weird work schedule and an
> upcoming date with the pure hearted girl I've known for years <3 :-D),
> though I should (at least) have it ready to upload by next week if you
> guys are interested.
> Currently I don't have a machine old enough to run our latest release
> (2008.1) (a bit ironic that the poor fat geeky computer nerd would
> want to "downgrade" his hardware to use the older hardware heh), but
> perhaps someone using 2008.1 could take some screenshots? If I'm not
> mistaken, our illustriously organized Borg with the Kmenus still uses
> it, not sure if she still has the Mission Control capable KDE
> installed?
> --
> Kris
> "Piki"
> Ark Linux Webmaster
> Trinity KDE Packager
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Well, something like this isn't a bad idea, but like the kmenu, it
needs to be update. The principle is sound however. One central
location for common, immediate needs, such as internet connection,
look and feel,  hardware settings, printers, scanners (?), etc. A
great deal of thought has to be put in to it. There's plenty of time
for that later, after Trinity is stabilized and major porting is
completed. There's no sense in putting the cart before the horse.

As for nothing old enough to run AL 2008.1. I currently have it
running on an i7 based, very complex machine, as well as several other
very complicated current tech machines. Wireless is the only place
I've encountered problems. Come to one of the channels and tell me
what problems you're encountering (the mailinglist isn't the place for
such a discussion), I'd be glad to help.

AKA The Borg Queen