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

Luke Seubert writes:

 > Hmm, that might be doable.  It does add more complexity for the folks
 > working on the backend of all this stuff.  And it adds another slightly
 > complicated question during install time possibily - "Attention User - Do
 > you want both Gnome and KDE apps showing up in your Menu?"  While this
 > question would be meant to help the clueless newbie achieve a simpler GUI
 > after install, the question could be horribly confusing and nonsensical for
 > said newbie.

Why *wouldn't* a typical user want both Gnome and KDE apps on the main
menu?  After all, if I've installed a spreadsheet, word processor,
browser, game, etc., I probably want to use it, no matter what my base
desktop might be.  System utilities, of course, are a special case,
and it would be useful to have separate entries like

  Gnome System/
  KDE System/

All the best,


David Megginson, david@megginson.com, http://www.megginson.com/

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