[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you
Sat Jan 3 20:07:09 PST 2004
On Sun, 4 Jan 2004 12:53:50 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote
> <quote who="Jim Richardson">
> > KDE for example, has a dialog for "eye candy" which you can drag
> > to slow, and it selects and unselects options as it goes. That make
> > Having to click on each option off or on, just to slow down, or
> > the machine, is silly, but not having the option to turn on (or off)
> > particular bit of candy that you either loath, or love, is annoying
> Unfortunately, this is just as bad as "Novice, Intermediate, Expert"
> settings in that it's almost entirely unaccountable.
So are you saying that having a Novice, Intermediate, Expert settings is
a bad idea? If so why?
> no reason why *performance* features shouldn't "just work"
> either. You don't see an option to choose between chunky and
> bilinear filtering in Panther's Expose... It just works. There
> are some appearance features that *are* preferential, and
> those are different.
> > I hate how the few GNOME apps I use (Gnumeric mostly now, that's
> > like the few KDE apps I use (Kopete) drag 10 tonnes of other crap
> > them when I fire them up. Although Gnumeric at least, seems to have
> > dropped a lot of that off recently. It actually starts up faster
> > did a while back.
> Much of this is changing as we purge Bonobo and rationalise
> the Developer Platform back down to GTK+. But, there will
> always be a lot of libraries used by GNOME software, and from
> our point of view, it makes sense to keep them separate. Some
> people have kittens over that, but you can't please everyone.
> - Jeff
> GVADEC 2004: Kristiansand, Norway http://2004.
> chown -R us:us yourbase
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