Thank you Alexandre for making a version of  PCLinuxOS  with TDE.  I agree that it's best to add the option to switch between the KDE4 style menu & TDE classic style menu.  This will not damage TDE.  It is just adding another option (an option that I & others will enjoy using, if you add it). 



On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Felmon Davis <davisf@...> wrote:
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.)


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.


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