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

First, please don't insult me. I have absolutely nothing to do with sbenitezb, and I am no more a troll for disliking the GTK+ file picker than you are for disliking the Qt file dialog. I even admitted that I should try the new one.

With that out of the way, I will definately say that the GNOME 2.16 (or GTK+ 2.18?) file picker looks much improved from the picture. I daresay that the GNOME and KDE file dialogs look like they're growing closer to each other. The version in GNOME 2.14 looks like this: http://i13.tinypic.com/333bjo7.png

Hopefully once Etch is released, Sid will get the new GNOME and I'll get the improved file picker.

Edited 2007-02-20 03:25

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Relax. That post was to sbenitezb and not to you.

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farfromhome Member since:
2007-02-19

Just making sure, as you said KDE trolls, plural. No worries, though. ;)

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Hmm.. I think the button to the left of /usr does something like giving you access to a address-bar of some sort.

I could be wrong though. I don't know which GTK+ version Sid is using but it looks rather old, probably GTK+-2.6 (which probably fits with Gnome 2.14). I'm using GTK+-2.10 and since GTK+ is more important here than the Gnome version this might be the explanation (npt that I have any idea what the devs are up to)?

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farfromhome Member since:
2007-02-19

Courtesy of DistroWatch, I found out that Etch (and thus a frozen Sid) is using GTK+ 2.8.20. So definately older than yours.

As for the button left of /usr, I tried it out; it merely is the "root" button, and puts you at the / directory.

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