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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] kcontrol - Applet Content Evaluation

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:24:16 -0500
On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:29:20 -0600
"David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...> wrote:

> All, Calvin,
>   Continuing the current discussion about kcontrol, Calvin provided a current
> kcontrol layout from 3.5.13 (I don't have a post 4/11 build). Regarding kcontrol
> apps that were either not in 3.5.13 or had changed names, here are current
> screenshots of those that were identified as either missing or renamed from
> prior versions of 3.5.10:
>   The Appearance/Desktop-Texts app may be in another kcontrol, but if not, we
> might want to get the source from Ilya/openSuSE:

In my copy of 3.5.10, some of these options are under Appearance and Themes > 
Background > Advanced Options, so this may be part of an openSUSE-peculiar 
patch.  Since this is about the text captions for desktop icons, the settings
may belong with the Appearance and Themes > Icons items, perhaps on
a "Text Labels" tab, rather then being a second-level item in their own right.

>   I think this is probably Internet & Network/Samba Status. Could you compare
> and let me know:

Not present in my 3.5.10, nor does my 3.5.13 have any controls related to samba.
I seem to recall that smb4k, which I no longer use, installs a samba applet rather
than it being part of the stock kcontrol.

>   Lastly, the Sound & Multimedia/Music Manager applet that is not in 3.5.13 is
> shown here. IIRC this was originally a feature request made against Digikam some
> years ago that made its way into an applet. What I have in 3.5.10 is shown here.
> If this functionality sets a default in TDE regarding sound file extension case,
> then I think it would be worth it to see if the source can be included. Having
> some application refuse to download files except with ALL UPPER CASE EXTENSIONS
> is a real drag.

Also not present in my 3.5.10.  To what applications do its settings actually apply?

My point in saying all this is not that these things shouldn't be added to kcontrol, it's
that they can't be said to be "missing" from 3.5.13 because they weren't actually part
of 3.5.10 in the first place (and that we have to be careful, in the first two cases, that
we don't accidentally duplicate something).