Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 14:55 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Gnome GNOME 2.19.2 has been released. "This is our second development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. New features are still arriving, so your mission is simple: go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it."
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RE: saweet
by markob on Thu 17th May 2007 15:53 UTC in reply to "saweet"
markob
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2005-07-06

gconf? Are you using regedit to set stuff in Windows?

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RE[2]: saweet
by deanlinkous on Thu 17th May 2007 16:08 in reply to "RE: saweet"
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2006-06-19

IMO Gconf-editor is perfect for those fifty-million tweaker settings that just turn a GUI config into a complete cluster-fluck. I originally hated the idea. Now that I see the simple, clean GUI preferences compared to old gnome/sawfish I think it is a perfectly implemented tool that provides more info about the selections and more flexibility in settings without just being a crapload of sliders, and radio buttons, and check boxes, and tabs and so forth.

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RE[2]: saweet
by stestagg on Thu 17th May 2007 18:30 in reply to "RE: saweet"
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2006-06-03

Yes. When I'm making config changes that 'the average user' wouldn't likely want to change (Like for example advanced networking stuff), I edit the registry directly.

Gconf-editor should be used in the same way.

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RE[2]: saweet
by B. Janssen on Thu 17th May 2007 18:36 in reply to "RE: saweet"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

[q]markob: gconf? Are you using regedit to set stuff in Windows?[q]

Ahh, so you never used the gconf-editor. Interesting, anything more you want to share?

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RE[3]: saweet
by markob on Fri 18th May 2007 07:17 in reply to "RE[2]: saweet"
markob Member since:
2005-07-06

You are either missing the point or you just want to reply with anything. Gconf is not a way to change things. Yes, I AM using it, but that's not my point. My point is: the amount of settings you can set in Gnome via UI is way too low. People don't want to mess with gconf to set things up. Is this how you'd sell for example a TV to people: well, you can change channels on the remote, but you have to open it and use a screwdriver to set brightness and contrast? You need to realise that if Gnome/Linux is to be used by more and more people, people need to lose the geeky way of thinking about things, if you produce a product, it doesn't matter if you think it's OK, it's what customers think. Not everyone can compile a kernel, edit some .whatever file from terminal and use gconf to search and set things. Remember the MOM test, a VERY important part of every consumer product development.

Edited 2007-05-18 07:18

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