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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 
KDE.

Kind Regards

Martin Gräßlin
Upstream developer

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