Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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RE[4]: From GNOME to KDE and back
by thewolf on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 05:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: From GNOME to KDE and back"
thewolf
Member since:
2007-12-27

Sure not all of Gnome have plugins, but more and more programs do. You can add functionality to Gedit, Totem and Rhythembox through plugins, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more programs adopt this.

And besides that many applications DO have an integrated spell checker.

And what's wrong with the file dialog?

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Morty Member since:
2005-07-06


Gnome, Firefox and many other programs have a simple solution: plugins.


Sure not all of Gnome have plugins, but more and more programs do.


And it's such a simple solution that several KDE applications have had the ability for years, so stop writing nonsens.

Applications like Kopete, K3B, Digikam, Kate, Kdevlop, Amarok, KTorrent all uses plugins. And that's only applications I know of, there are more.

Konqueror has always been able to use plugins, thats since 2000, so it's not exactly a revolutionary concept foregin to the KDE developers.


And besides that many applications DO have an integrated spell checker.


If you compare many application to all text input fields, there are a slight difference :-)

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Sure not all of Gnome have plugins, but more and more programs do. You can add functionality to Gedit, Totem and Rhythembox through plugins, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more programs adopt this.


Ok... But individual plugins is not the same as an extension system like Firefox has. And plugins have existed in applications for ages, in all toolkits/desktops/OSes.

And besides that many applications DO have an integrated spell checker.


It's nicer to have a global one. Less code duplication, and I don't have to teach each spell checker the same new words.

And what's wrong with the file dialog?


It's slow, has broken autocomplete, you can't do many common file operations in it (like rename), and the location bar is unintuitively hidden (last time I checked).

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

[q]And what's wrong with the file dialog?[./q]

For one thing, it doesn't support .hidden files.
Files listed in a .hidden file should behave just like any other normal dot file.

For those of you that are not famillar with the .hidden feature in Nautilus, it makes it possible to hide files/folders in a folder by listing them in a file named .hidden.

This is would have been very useful to hide technical stuff like /etc, /dev, /proc, /boot,/usr, /lib, /bin, /sbin from non technical users like accountants and HR persons.

So, if you can have these files hidden in Nautilus, why not in file dialogs as well? After all the space to display them is much less in a file dialog than in a Nautilus window, and may even force the user to scrol and thereby slowing him down.

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