Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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grrrr
by dindin on Tue 20th Jul 2004 22:52 UTC

troll / flame / ... ...

kde/gnome war...

The author was writing about usability, not about how gnome is superior to kde or the oposite...

If you prefer gnome, that's great, it exists. If you prefer kde, YO MAN, here it is !

I think the author made a mistake taking kde for his example cause the kde team try to make the desktop unified. The classes behind kde (kde classes or QT) are just great. Plus the kde team integrates some gtk stuff into their own libs to make the desktop muxh unified... I don't know if gnome did this with the gtk stuff...

The main idea is, IMHO, using the same "template" displaying dialogs, or everything the user interact.

After this, if the template is diplayed with gnome / kde or anything else, it doesn't matter.

when we got templates unified, we have to talk about "dialogs" not for the users but between apps...

If I drag something on an application, what do I have to transmit ? file path, meta-infos... How do I transmit this stuff ? etc ...

template on one had for user dialog
code and library (KDE ONE;) for application/internal dialogs...

my 2 cents...