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Month: February 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] IMPORTANT: taskbar icons zooming proposal get back

From: Katheryne Draven <borgqueen4@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:22:16 -0500
Zooming, double clicking, the progress bar and many other patents, are
really rips offs of earlier patents. As such, are indefensible. For
example the progress bar actually appeared in Unix but in ASCII form.

MS apparently looked into suing for patent infringement it when it
realized it lost ground to Linux, Apple and BSD but opted out because
it, itself could be sued for such as well (helps to know retired MS
devels, get all the best dish).

The zooming use removed from kde3x because there was a small coding
problem and because some of the devels involved at that point didn't
like it.

Your's in History


On 2/26/11, Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...> wrote:
> On Friday 25 February 2011 23:31:09 calvin morrison wrote:
>> While it does not improve any of those areas you mentioned, usability
>> or speed, it does improve customizability which is important.
>> I would not be in favor of this, except for that fact that it used to
>> exist. removing features is never a good thing! Regression of features
>> is one of the big reasons why Tim is having trouble with Qt4! :P
>> It should be little work to do this, probably copy/paste and editing a
>> few functions. If it was a large undertaking i could understand
>> reasoning against it,  but i do not see that being the case.
> I think it would be great to have this implemented as in KDE2.
> On the other hand I heared Apple has a patent on the panel icons enlarging
> on
> the mouse hove, that may be the reason why this feature was removed
> (as well as double-click by default which is patented by Microsoft)
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