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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Challenge

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:42:48 -0600
> On 17 November 2011 13:31, Sanne <sanne@...> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 16 November 2011, Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> > Write a few sentences stating what you like about TDE most.
>> - I've been using KDE3 as my desktop of choice for many years and with
>> Trinity
>> I can continue using it in a familiar way. It has many configuration
>> options
>> that are easily accessible, so I can custonize it just the way I like
>> it.
>> The
>> general feel when working in Trinity is efficient and snappy. Trinity
>> doesn't
>> come with much of what I percieve as visual clutter like animations or
>> other
>> graphical effects, and those there are I can disable easily. For me
>> Trinity
>> comes with the right balance of eye candy and efficiency.
>> - I'm basically living in my file manager. It's the most important
>> application
>> for me on any desktop, and I just love Konqueror's file manager part.
>> It's
>> a
>> powerhorse that lets me have any number of views, has detailed list view
>> as
>> view type available which I can set as default, has right click
>> servicemenus
>> that I can customize and even write new ones, and I can drag and drop
>> files
>> to any application. I can put directories I often need access to as
>> icons
>> into the bookmark toolbar. I can also use Konqueror as an ftp client to
>> work
>> with remote file systems in a familiar way.
>> - I'm a web developer and have to be able to switch comfortably between
>> applications like text editor, web browser and file manager. Trinity
>> lets
>> me
>> do that without any fuss. I also love to use Kate as my editor for HTML
>> authoring, PHP and Python programming, and love its features like
>> customizable syntax highlighting for many languages, block selection
>> mode,
>> intelligent auto-indentation and view splitting. It is also pretty quick
>> when
>> scrolling large texts.
>> - I can customize my panel, move it to any edge of the desktop, give it
>> a
>> specific height in pixels, can have applications I often use in its
>> launcher
>> bar, can set the max width of entries in the task bar (only in a config
>> file
>> though), and can order all panel sections the way I want.
>> - The default menu is ordered sensibly. Where I disagree, I can edit it
>> with a
>> simple right click. I can add my own applications or start scripts
>> easily.
>> - I can customize hotkeys in applications to the way I'm used to, and I
>> can
>> also set up hotkeys to start applications with a single keystroke.
>> I better stop here before it turns into a book :). Those points are the
>> most
>> important ones for me, though.
>> > I am also interested in the other side of the coin: What do you hate
>> about
>> > TDE the most?
>> I don't really hate anything. I'd prefer to not have my file manager
>> mangled
>> with a web browser, which admittedly I don't use anyway (I'm using
>> Firefox),
>> but it's not really too important for me. As long as Konqueror file
>> manager
>> keeps its awesome features, I'm happy. :)
>> Thanks,
>> Sanne
> I guess i've heard it a few times now, but I dont think anyone has
> seriously considered just "dropping" the web browser out of konqueror.
> Tim any thoughts on it?
> Calvin

Konqueror is based on a flexible plugin-oriented architecture.  It's not
something you can permanently remove, as the plugin can always be compiled
after Konqueror is installed. ;-)

There are no plans to remove any Konqueror functionality at this time. 
There are plans however to improve the KHTML plugin so that it is usable
again on modern sites.