Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Feb 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Some bad blood between Linus Torvalds and GNOME developers is flaring up again. Previously, Torvalds has said that Linux users should switch to KDE instead of GNOME because of the GNOME team's 'users are idiots' mentality. Now he has 'put his money where his mouth is' by submitting patches to GNOME in order to have it behave as he likes. This week, on the Linux Foundation's (formerly OSDL) Desktop Architects mailing list, the two sides are going mano a mano." Can I interest you in a pair of these and these?
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farfromhome
Member since:
2007-02-19

It's Qt 3.3.7 for me; I'm surprised they're so different. Now as to the points...

a) Then it should make it clear. In the GTK+ file dialog box, "iso" is shown all in the same color of the same font. In any Qt dialog with autocompletion, the remainder of the suggestion has a blue (or some other color) background to differentiate it from what has already been typed. If GTK+ would do the same, I would have no problem with it. (The KDE file dialog is slightly different; it doesn't autocomplete itself, it shows the suggestions below, just like the Firefox location bar.)

b) True enough, but you missed my point. ;) I was talking about directories, not files. If I select a directory, I want to open it in the dialog and select from there, not be complained at.

c) Fair enough about hidden files. The rest of your points are matters of opinion. I happen to disagree, but that's why there are both KDE and GNOME out there (and I wish the best to both of them in general, except I still hate the GTK+ file dialog, which is hard to avoid even in KDE; i.e.: in Firefox.)

Actually, on that tack, is there any way to make Firefox use the KDE/Qt file dialog box, or at least its own native XUL one?

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Firefox can be compiled to use the old file picker. But it is still rendered using GDK. But it still replaces the GTK+ Open File dialogue.

About The QT Open File dialogue I wonder if running it in KDE makes a difference. Or perhaps KDE has it's own replacement?

The GTK+ Open File dialogue does show the suggested part in a different color. The suggested part is written on a blue background. Other suggestions are written below just like the Firefox location bar.

Perhaps this has changed since Gnome 2.14? I'm using Gnome 2.16 and some minor changes - especially in regard to Find-as-you-type - was made.

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cm__ Member since:
2005-07-07

> About The QT Open File dialogue I wonder if running
> it in KDE makes a difference. Or perhaps KDE has
> it's own replacement?


It's pretty obvious that you slammed KDE without even trying it.

KDE had its own file dialog for ages. With IOSlave support, too. And an icon bar for bookmark functionality. And a preview area. No one here other than you has talked about the Qt dialog.

Don't you think you should have checked the facts before making statements like:
"No bookmarks. No bookmarks at all - and a rip-off of the Open File Dialogue in Windows95 - but with fewer options."

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