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Re: why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

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> ====[ On Thursday 24 October 2002 06:59 am, Josip Rodin wrote: ]====
> (debian-gnome doesn't exist; adjusted to debian-gtk-gnome. I also don't
> read -kde or -gtk-gnome so please Cc: appropriately.)
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 01:59:17PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> > > Not necessarily. When I use KDE, I largely want to use KDE apps. I
> > > personally think GNOME/KDE should offer their own menus, with a submenu
> > > in each category for "Non-{GNOME,KDE} Applications". I don't see a
> > > problem with this, i.e. how our KDE3 packages do it.
> >
> > It sounds bizarre, actually, to classify programs by which toolkit they
> > use. I don't think most users really care.
> I agree -- and we shouldn't make them care, because what most people want
> is to get a task done, not fiddle about with how it gets done.
> (Also, most people won't have a bunch of GNOME, and KDE, and other
> applications installed, so it makes no sense for those to have three
> separate menus, some of which empty.)

i know for myself, and to a much greater degree, for the people i support, it 
is counter-productive to have to search into the menu tree to find tasks.  i 
don't like that some items are buried under debian folders.  i don't want a 
kde system or a gnome system.  i want a gnu/linux desktop.  a beauty of 
opensource is that products can work together (there's no hidden api's)--at 
least when political agendas don't get in the way.

the free/free software movement has a healthy dislike of bad decisions made 
because of money, but shows inconsistency in its silence about bad decisions 
made because of politics (and i'm not talking about issues of freedom).

if nothing else, hear this plea for gnome and kde to work together... at 
least in debian.



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