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Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

On 10/23/2002 10:02 PM, Joakim Kolsjö at joakim.kolsjo@home.se wrote:

> Wy not use the terminal present in the current Desktop Enviroment, use
> screen names for all applications like "Web Browser", "Terminal Emulator",
> and use that to create a unified menu design. When you klick on
> "Terminal Emulator" in KDE you get konsole, and in GNOME gnome-terminal.
What you are suggesting in general, QT Apps in the menu when running KDE and
GTK apps in the menu when running GTK compatible GUIs has great merit.  It
seems that a consensus is emerging to do just that.

However, exceptions from this policy should be allowed.  In the case of
mlterm, one could argue for that exception for the sake of superior
internationalization.  Gnome-terminal reportedly doesn't support some Asian
language character sets quite so well at present.  The same might be true
for konsole.

The idea is to stick with the QT/GTK segregation policy, except where an
oustanding "best of breed" program that has no worthy equivalent in the
alternative GUI/library is available.

As the Gnome and KDE applications mature, this will become less and less of
a problem.  For now, it is a problem.  Linux desktop apps need more work
before they are fully mature and ready for prime time in every way.  It will
happen though.

Luke Seubert

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