Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Mar 2006 22:31 UTC, submitted by Matt Evans
Gnome "Here are my few suggestions to make better desktop (making it simple but powerful). Most of them are for GNOME and related applications but for other desktop environments and applications could be also useful. This suggestions are not of type make it faster (what is also important) but of type make it more useful. Some of them are my own thoughts but some suggestions are inspired by existing programs. And even some are not real suggestions." Note that English isn't his native tongue.
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Some comments
by porcel on Wed 29th Mar 2006 00:27 UTC
porcel
Member since:
2006-01-28

Some good suggestions. I particularly like the idea of having many applications share the same data backend so that there is no need to import or export data.

In fact, if nothing else, this would give the free desktop a very competitive edge over everything else out there by showing that we compete on features and cooperate in not keeping user data hostage.

What's interesting as well is how many of the 40 suggested improvements are already implemented and shipping in KDE.

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RE: Some comments
by diskinetic on Wed 29th Mar 2006 00:49 in reply to "Some comments"
diskinetic Member since:
2005-12-09

I'll bite... how many?

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RE[2]: Some comments
by cloose on Wed 29th Mar 2006 08:09 in reply to "RE: Some comments"
cloose Member since:
2005-07-12

At least the following:

- Burning ==> K3B
- Treat archives like regular folders ==> kio_zip/tar/rar, etc...
- Continue stopped/broken downloads ==> KGet
- Global keyboard shortcuts ==> KHotkeys
- Integrate mouse gestures to the whole desktop ==> KHotkeys

...probably more

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RE: Some comments
by thebluesgnr on Wed 29th Mar 2006 02:07 in reply to "Some comments"
thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

"What's interesting as well is how many of the 40 suggested improvements are already implemented and shipping in KDE."

Well, duh. If someone makes a similar list of requested features for KDE you'll find many of them already implemented in other desktop environments.

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RE[2]: Some comments
by andrewg on Wed 29th Mar 2006 10:20 in reply to "RE: Some comments"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

Okay go for it.

You'll likely have to make so very specific suggestions and by that I mean the principal or purpose will likely already be in KDE, but in a different form.

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RE: Some comments
by Mitarai on Wed 29th Mar 2006 02:27 in reply to "Some comments"
Mitarai Member since:
2005-07-28

What's interesting as well is how many of the 40 suggested improvements are already implemented and shipping in KDE.

Most of them in a klutered and disorganized way.

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RE[2]: Some comments
by segedunum on Wed 29th Mar 2006 18:40 in reply to "RE: Some comments"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Most of them in a klutered and disorganized way.

Hmmmm. I know it might sound really kool for you to spell every 'C' word with a 'K' as a little joke, but unfortunately, absolutely anyone can shout and write the words 'clutter' and 'disorganised' as a response to everything. If KDE has implemented something, then it has implemented something.

For example, the stopped/broken downloads bit is handled pretty well by KGet. Regarding the linguistic search, I think the guy has got a bit confused there because what he really wants is a contextual search system. What he's describing isn't going to give him the results he wants. That isn't going to be accomplished by Beagle as it stands because it needs a much wider infrastructure in the desktop environment. That's one of the motivations behind Kat and the infant Tenor framework, but it's a huge amount of work obviously.

How about you have a look through the effort that this guy has put in, have a look at Gnome and have a look at KDE and see what has been implemented, what is being implemented and how and give a running commentary? Granted, he isn't talking about stuff that can just be solved in KDE or Gnome though.

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RE[2]: Some comments
by someone on Wed 29th Mar 2006 14:58 in reply to "Some comments"
someone Member since:
2006-01-12

What's interesting as well is how many of the 40 suggested improvements are already implemented and shipping in KDE.

Gnome has Gnome's problems and KDE has KDE's problems. I am sure many of the usability improvements slated for KDE 4 have been implemented in Gnome2 for many versions.

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