Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Sep 2005 16:53 UTC
Gnome The Gnome Project released version 2.12 yesterday. We had a quick look at it by using the latest Gnome Live CD (1.12-pre) and Foresight 0.9.0 (2.12 final) and here are our thoughts over 2.12 and Gnome's status in general.
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RE[5]: Menu editor...
by on Fri 9th Sep 2005 01:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Menu editor..."

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IMO, handling menu editing at the user level is wrong. It should be handled at the system level with an option for the user remove items from their menus if they see fit.

Why in the world do you care if I can or can not add items to the menu? How does it hurt you for me to have that ability? It doesn't. So why are you arguing against it? If you don't think you should be allowed to easily (without editing text files) add apps to the menu, fine, don't do it. But why would you argue against others being able to?

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RE[6]: Menu editor...
by on Fri 9th Sep 2005 04:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Menu editor..."
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Why in the world do you care if I can or can not add items to the menu? How does it hurt you for me to have that ability? It doesn't. So why are you arguing against it?

Because it adds a button. Gnome is about removing preferences and ui elements. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Computers are complicated enough.

Applications should create .desktop-files. If it doesn't upstream, the distro developers should do it. Many distros are always happy if someone files a bug about missing desktop files.

And if you install something from source, you're knowledgeable enough to get smeg. Or, again, the distro developers can include it by default, as ubuntu does if I'm not mistaken.

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