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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] KControl and the confusing mess it has become.

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 03:08:36 -0600
> Hi.
> I'd like to undergo an effort to cleanup and reorganize all of our kcm
> modules. Over time there have been features added which are placed in the
> wrong section, other times things have been done inefficiently or made to
> be overly complicated.
> I think an "audit" of our modules would be good, from a user perspective.
> This weekend I tried KDE4.0 and like Trinity it is plagued with this same
> confusion. I hadn't noticed it in trinity because I am so used to it,
> growing used to it over time. Trying to configure kde4.0 left me with
> confusion most users will feel with KDE3/Trinity. Our control system isn't
> laid out very effectively.
> I am going to open an etherpad for this. I would also like any
> users/developers to respond to this email with anything they find to be
> weird/out of place.
> I'll start: the Kicker configure screen, underneath appearance has an
> "advanced options" button. There is nothing advanced about these options
> and it should be more clearly organized.
> Lets try and sort this out!
> Calvin Morrison

Sounds like a good project.  This is another area that we should be able
to do better than KDE4 in theory; Windows$ has always (in versions up to
XP) outdone Linux in this area as well.