Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 07:09 UTC
KDE Probably the most often misunderstood element of KDE4 is Plasma, the extensive widget engine that replaces the normal desktop and the Kicker panel from KDE 3.x. The entire KDE4 desktop is built up out of Plasmoids (yet another term for desk accessory), including the panel and the desktop itself - and it is the latter that has been causing quite some confusion. Where are my desktop icons? Update: Aaron Seigo has published a screencast showing how the FolderView Plasmoid behaves as a normal desktop, and how to make it so.
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by Luminair on Mon 16th Jun 2008 20:29 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

KDE is getting a desktop feature that Windows had last century, and someone needs a video and multiple blogs of exposition to explain this? Is it April 1st?

Edited 2008-06-16 20:29 UTC

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RE: what
by mtzmtulivu on Mon 16th Jun 2008 21:21 in reply to "what"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

its obvious by your comment that you dont follow kde4 development ..KDE4 seeks to take the desktop`to the future but there are people who want to use their desktop the way they have been using it since last century ..this video shows people that they can use their desktop the old way if they want or the new, kde4 way if they want

the video, to the most part reassures people that they can use KDE4 with the desktop they used in windows last century if that is what they want ..or they can make a change and use KDE4 fully ..

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RE[2]: what
by Luminair on Mon 16th Jun 2008 23:08 in reply to "RE: what"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

I have no problem with doing things the same way as the most popular operating system of all time. It makes sense to copy what works.

What surprises me is that someone thought it necessary to explain three times (with video and pictures) the operation of a feature copied from the most common operating system of all time.

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by tyrione on Tue 17th Jun 2008 05:25 in reply to "RE: what"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

its obvious by your comment that you dont follow kde4 development ..KDE4 seeks to take the desktop`to the future but there are people who want to use their desktop the way they have been using it since last century ..this video shows people that they can use their desktop the old way if they want or the new, kde4 way if they want

the video, to the most part reassures people that they can use KDE4 with the desktop they used in windows last century if that is what they want ..or they can make a change and use KDE4 fully ..


Sorry but OS X 10.6 dealing with Multi-Core CPUs, GPUs in an agnostic approach to leverage what they should be doing while not blowing cycles on video games, all surrounded around straight-forward APIs for dozens if not hundreds of fields where such work has long been desired is far more ground breaking than Plasmoids.

Sorry, but making KDE 4.x to bring Linux to the Desktop where both Linux and OS X beat the crap out of Windows should be enough drive in itself.

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RE: what
by segedunum on Mon 16th Jun 2008 21:28 in reply to "what"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

KDE is getting a desktop feature that Windows had last century

Really? When and what?

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RE[2]: what
by Luminair on Mon 16th Jun 2008 23:02 in reply to "RE: what"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Windows 95 was released last century, which also happens to be last millennium. Over a decade ago. Are these terms you understand?

The KDE 4.1 FolderView Plasmoid is a copy of what Windows was doing last decade, century, and millennium. Does that penetrate the cotton in your ears?

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