[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

tek tek@pervasivenetwerks.com
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 
from fast
> > to slow, and it selects and unselects options as it goes. That make 
sense.
> > Having to click on each option off or on, just to slow down, or 
spruce up
> > the machine, is silly, but not having the option to turn on (or off) 
a
> > particular bit of candy that you either loath, or love, is annoying 
also.
> 
> 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?


> There's 
> 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 
about it)
> > like the few KDE apps I use (Kopete) drag 10 tonnes of other crap 
with
> > 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 
than it
> > 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
> 
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