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Month: February 2012

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

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:09:53 -0800 (PST)
I did some preliminary experimenting.

Some of the changes require only modifying the Categories key in the respective desktop files. Some changes require carefully replacing "KDE" with "TDE" in the respective *.desktop file.

With such nominal changes I was able to perform the following:

* Rename KDE Components to TDE Components.
* Move Desktop/Multiple Desktops to TDE Components.
* Rename KDE Performance to TDE Performance.
* Rename KDE Resources to TDE Resources.
* Move the remaining Desktop category items to Appearance & Themes.
* Move Peripherals/Monitor and Display to System Administration.
* Move Peripherals/ICC Color Profile to System Administration.
* Move Power Control/Laptop Battery to Peripherals/Laptop Battery.
* Move the old KInfoCenter items to a new catagory named System Information.

As proof of concept, I split Sound & Multimedia into two categories: 1) Sound and 2) Multimedia. Sound contains Sound System, System Bell, and System Notifications. Multimedia contains Audio CDs and CDDB Retrieval. I did not tinker with translations.

I also renamed Appearance & Themes to Appearance and Peripherals to Hardware. Yet again I did not tinker with translations.

These nominal changes improved the KControl layout.

I did not change source files and rebuild packages. I fiddled directly with the related filed in a virtual machine.

A note if you tinker directly with the desktop files in an installed Trinity desktop: delete the $TDEHOME/cache-$HOSTNAME/ksycoca files and restart each session anew. Otherwise the cache will not show any changes.