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[9]: Menu editor...
by Morty on Fri 9th Sep 2005 15:04 UTC
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Did you try to change subject on purpose ?
When the application lacks essential functionality for lots of user it's broken. Has noting to do with changing subjet, it is the subject. Passing the blame and claiming broken apps and chanting about some "standards" does not change fact.

The application menu is a centralized place for *automatically make a link to your installed applications*.
But the standard does not states only those, and the standard even describes how the user should be able to add to it by defining the layout in the users home dir. What you say is ridiculous!

so he can easily make a difference between original launcher and custom ones. So yes, it is more consistent and has better usability.
For the user an app is an app, regardless if he or someone else installed it. Your theories of usability gets stranger and stranger.

So you assume that in EVERY CASE, a good GUI is more efficient than editing a config file ?
Now I wonder if you are stupid on purpose, or perhaps have some kind of problem comprehend written English. I said simpler, so the rest of your points on this are both stupid and void.

On one side, you hear people complaining that KDE offers too many options which are too complicated,
Nonsens argument in this case, it's about having a application actually do what it should have in the first place and not some lame halfbaked solution not able to solve the task. Making a application so simple it can't preform the tasks it should, is not exactly usability.

What you don't understand is that in this case, you actually do more work than if you had edited the file directly. You still have to enter your language, and all the text for each field. But the GUI is useful for ordinary users, because understanding what to put in the icon field requires more knowledge than an ordinary user should have.
My point exactly, you still keep on making my point clearer. The amount of work are a non issue anyway, no one sits all day editing desktop files. One of the key issues with usability is exactly what you describe here. Making the user able to preform a simple task, without requiring specialized background knowledge of how it's achieved.

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