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Month: April 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Kick-off Launcher

From: "Darrell Anderson" <darrella@...>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:37:42 -0500
>Haven't been around much lately, but school is letting out soon 
>and it
>seems progress is picking up for R14.
>Kick-Off has been causing problems on and off for my desktops 
>inception. I did quite a bit of work last year to simplify it, but 
>the hard-drive parsing (the most ugly piece of code i've seen) has
>caused problems again. This is due to a questionable amount of 
>doesn't seem to work correctly everwhere.
>I digress.
>A good solution would be to 1) remove kickoff since it's unlikely 
>it is used, and doesn't keep in the style of trinity and port the 
>features of kickoff into the original kicker panel, if there are 
>2) integrate tde's hw library with kickoff so isn't relying on a 
>I'd be willing to do both, what do you guys think?

I've used the kickoff style menu in both Trinity and KDE4. 
Personally I don't like the kickoff menu but my opinion counts as 
only one vote.

Considering the bugginess of the Trinity version, and overall 
Trinity philosophy, I prefer dropping the feature. Posing the same 
question to the user's mail list probably is a good idea before 

If we decide to keep kickoff then I request we add a build option 
to tdebase/CMakeLists.txt so packagers can have the final say.