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

OK, I see your problem. You are using a plain-vanilla Qt application, not a KDE application; either Qt itself or Scribus uses the Win95-like file dialog. Try using a real KDE application, like Konqueror, Amarok, K3b, or Kaffeine (all excellent programs in their own right), and you should see the true (and much better) KDE file dialog.

As for the highlighting (or lack thereof), that's really how it works for me right now, but it's possible that the GTK+ file picker has improved since GNOME 2.14. I'll have to boot up Feisty Fawn sometime and see how it works in GNOME 2.17. ;)

Edited 2007-02-20 03:07

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Okay, but I still don't understand why KDE has it's own implementation of the Open File dialogue, since Gnome is using the GTK+ Open File dialogue - which is the same on all platforms, incl. Windows.

You can see the 2.16 version here -> http://i19.tinypic.com/352k6lf.png

Perhaps you can tell the difference between 2.14 and 2.16. I cannot remember exactly how the behaviour was.

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