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Month: February 2012

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

From: Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin@...>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 10:57:43 +0100
On Sunday 05 February 2012 03:08:36 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > 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.
May I ask why you tried KDE 4.0? Why don't you go with 4.8? Somewhen in the 
past the systemsettings maintainers spent a lot of time in improving the 
layout. I am sure you could benefit from this work and not try to audit it 
again. It's just an idea to save you some time.
> > 
> > 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.
*sigh* You don't have to "do better than KDE4". If you do better, please 
upstream your changes. Please realize that you are not in competition with 

Kind Regards

Martin Gr��lin
Upstream developer