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Re: [trinity-users] K menu organisation in Trinity

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:00:42 -0500 (EST)
On Sun, 24 Feb 2013, Lisi Reisz wrote:

> On Sunday 24 February 2013 15:06:05 Alexandre Couture wrote:
>>> Sorry, Alexandre, but Yuk!  I intensely dislike that menu structure.  In
>>> fact it is one the (many) reasons that I stick with Trinity.  I find the
>>> new style menus ghastly.
>>
>> Woo! There is nothing to intensely dislike in it. It is certainly not a
>> very big issue! I can clearly tell that you haven't read all I wrote, just
>> by the special way you reply to it. Please read it again...
>
> If there is nothing for me to dislike, then there is nothing for you to like.
> [...]

what puzzles me about this particular leg of the debate is that the 
only thing that Alexendre mentioned that he thought was missing from 
'Classic' was a utility for searching with tab completion. this might 
be a good idea and probably not too difficult to add to 'Classic'.

I tend to agree that it is hard to know what's going to be in 
'settings', 'system' and so on but one can tidy that up oneself. I 
don't recall kde4 and whether it handles this any better.

on these scores, tidying up the arrangement and introducing a search 
bar, it hardly seems worth the heat of controversy evidenced here but 
I must be missing something.

(leaving the rest of your post in for context.)

F.

>
> I had read what you wrote, although I have also read it again since you asked
> me to.  You make me feel very defensive.  You appear to be dead set on
> destroying Trinity's distinctiveness and making it exactly like KDE4.  There
> are other lightweight DEs.  Why pick on Trinity?
>
>> I am putting effort in doing a complete remaster of PCLinuxOS and I make it
>> available to everyone, not just for me... It requires much more work to
>> make a remaster that works for everyone, not just for my own computer. I
>> could have kept it just for me, but I decided to give something to the TDE
>> community to thank them for making TDE possible.
>
> I'm not quite sure what you are saying here.  That you are not just a free
> loader?  That this may benefit some people I would not attempt to deny.  But
> it doesn't affect me.  If I don't like it, I don't have to use it.  If you
> succeed in messing TDE up, it will affect me.
>
> I recognise that sadly Trinity is probably buying me time, and that in the end
> I shall probably have to choose from the other available offerings.  But I am
> not happy that you should appear to have the sole aim of making Trinity as
> similar to KDE4 as possible.  Surely one out of LXDE, XFCE, the various
> window makers has a menu you like?
>
> And as you say, your remastering is under your control.  Make the menus as
> nasty as you like.  But I dislike KDE4, and the menu is one of the things
> that I very much dislike - and you did ask.
>
> Lisi
>
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Felmon Davis

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Thurber