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

On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 22:33:08 -0400
Luke Seubert <ls.maillist@verizon.net> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Luke Seubert

Ok. I hope that we can agree to name the applications things like "Web Browser",
because it would be of great help to new users(so they can find what they are
looking for without to much effort). I also think the possibility to reach
the myriad of applications(in their real names) that exists should be possible
in a submenu.

Joakim Kolsjö
A member of The Swedish Linux Society, http://se.linux.org.

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