Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 07:09 UTC
KDE Probably the most often misunderstood element of KDE4 is Plasma, the extensive widget engine that replaces the normal desktop and the Kicker panel from KDE 3.x. The entire KDE4 desktop is built up out of Plasmoids (yet another term for desk accessory), including the panel and the desktop itself - and it is the latter that has been causing quite some confusion. Where are my desktop icons? Update: Aaron Seigo has published a screencast showing how the FolderView Plasmoid behaves as a normal desktop, and how to make it so.
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RE: Looks good!
by Doc Pain on Mon 16th Jun 2008 16:37 UTC in reply to "Looks good! "
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

Looking forward to trying this out.... ;)


Yeah, it really includes potential to make Linux and UNIX more interesting to average users who judge an OS's value from the GUI layer, its effects, and, of course, its functionalities.

I have to agree, though, that Nepomuk is an ugly name...
I'd call it something like "Moose". Ok, moose are dopey but at least they're big and cuddly (and the very word "moose" sounds cuddly ;) )


The naming of KDE components seem to force that it includes a K, if possible as the first letter. Krümelkels, Klops, Knödel. :-)

Maybe give it the name of something delicious like Latte, Choc or Doughnut.


Okay, this would follow tre growing tradition of naming things in software that do not relate in any way to the software itself, so you cannot tell from the name which kind of software it is.

"Nepomuk" sounds like a disease.. ;)


Morbus Nepomuk, anyone? When I hear the name "Nepomuk", I would think of a barbarian slaughterer from Transsylvania. =^_^=

Another annotation: Judging from the screenshot

http://www.osnews.com/img/19866/folderviewnepomuk.png

the internationalization doesn't seem to be complete: You have "Ordner-Ansicht" (folder view) and "Abbrechen" (cancel) along with english words. Folders and directories ("Ordner" and "Verzeichnisse") are different things, by the way.

(I really hope KDE will improve seriously in terms of internationalization. German computer users get scared if some english word plops into their faces. Ah yes, and the prefix "nepomuksearch:/" seems to be a bit too long. Typing scares users.)

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