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]: It's the applications
by leos on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's the applications"
leos
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No you just need one burning-library and use it from every app you need it. Like you have gstreamer, phone, etc. which you use from every app that needs e.g. sound support.


But you still need the UI for it, because CD burning is not as simple as writing to a rewriteable medium, where everything can be undone. So every media player has to think about how to integrate a cd burning UI into their interface. Do we want to burn audio discs, or do we just want to put mp3s on it? We need to expose the concept of "finalize" where the burning actually takes place. It all ads to a much more complicated UI than you need for writing a music file to a USB disk for example. Sure, some apps can integrate this stuff and become big music managing things, but a lot of apps have no need for it. I'd much rather have one dedicated app to do the burning for me, which I only load up once in a blue moon when I need it.

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