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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Getting a stacktrace from systemsettings with the Ubuntu packages

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:31:10 -0700 (PDT)
> > As of right now I don't think it does anything.  It is sitting in the tree
> > for legacy reasons, and will continue to do so in case we decide to have
> > two "views" to access kcontrol modules from.
> What if that display view was added to Kcontol, so it had the
> capability to display in 2 different styles (much like microsoft XP's
> two styles for control panel), and remove systemsettings altogether?
> Just an idea

Are you volunteering? :-)

The KDE4 system settings (nee kcontrol) has the option to display both the classic mode and icon view mode.

From what I have seen thus far in tde-systemsettings, everything is duplicated from kcontrol except the view mode. Possibly there is an extra module or two (I have to look again). If we migrated the icon view mode to kcontrol then likely we could remove tde-systemsettings from the source tree.

Another option is grabbing the top-level *.desktop file from tde-systemsettings and use that to launch kcontrol. KDE3 works that way. That is, tde-systemsettings adds a "System Settings" menu option at the top level of the TDE menu. Similar to the "Settings" menu that displays all the kcontrol modules but with no submenu. KDE3 added "Control Center" to the top level menu. Actually, I sort of miss that KDE3 method when using Trinity. Perhaps a long time ago in a galaxy far away I manually added "Control Center" to the top level....