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Month: November 2010

Re: [trinity-users] Furture of KDE3 questions

From: Katheryne Draven <borgqueen4@...>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 12:20:27 -0400
Ark Linux uses it and it was the first thing that pops up in a new
install. It important NOT to over customize trinity because users
always customize to their own needs, All 108 of my test volunteers
always did. The biggest complaint for all distros in general was over
customization. It made it had to set it up to anything usable for
them. Its like having to clean up someone else's mess when moving into
a new home. As far as my studies show, starting with as simple a kde
setup as possible is best. We need sane defaults.

For example, konqueror should be set to treeview, the most popular
setting, yet, because MS windows uses icon view (to show off how cool
they are) rather than realizing its a file manager and treeview gives
the user a big advantage.

I receive tons of tech magazines with research articles about the
least liked features of windows, icon view is one of them.

Simple, sane defaults and minimal customization, will make trinity a
better UI. KISS is a good idea here.


On 11/1/10, Larry Stotler <larrystotler@...> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Timothy Pearson
>> No desire to change the defaults at all.  In fact, what I was mentioning
>> were primarily backend improvements; there are places (e.g. Konsole,
>> Amarok's OSD) where software transparency is used; I would prefer that Qt4
>> handle that instead of a buggy software routine in Trinity itself.
> I had repeatedly asked that KPersonalizer be ported to KDE4/Qt4 when I
> had hopes of it actually being useful.  Having used KDE since 1.x in
> S.u.S.E. v5.3, I miss having that pop up on first login.  Such a great
> way to do things.......
> openSUSE didn't use it.  I can't remember the last version it was
> used.  The package was still there, but not installed by default.....