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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RE[2]: what
by Luminair on Mon 16th Jun 2008 23:08 UTC 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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RE[3]: what
by mtzmtulivu on Tue 17th Jun 2008 00:29 in reply to "RE[2]: what"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

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. operating system of all time.


true, but if the cave men said the same thing "why move out of the caves if .." well, we wouldnt be where we are, would we? ..it makes sense to copy what works, trues(didnt "the most popular operating system of all time" do the same?) ...it also make sense to advance things forwards ..kde4 plasma takes the desktop to new heights while keeping the "old ways of doing things" to those who dont want to change ..

.. the current desktop has serious limitations ...KDE4 seeks to overcome some of these limitations ...this video talks about folderview, a plasmoid that gives a traditional desktop if run at full screen(to people like you who seem to want this) ..or like a regular plasmoid when run next to others on your desktop(the way kde4 is going)

..have you ever used kde4? ..you dont seem to know what you are talking about ...

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RE[3]: what
by Morty on Tue 17th Jun 2008 10:14 in reply to "RE[2]: what"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

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.


The reason for this is that some, among others the most vocal "critics", have been either unable to or not villing to understand the developers when they say "in addition to the new way to do the desktop, we also support the old legacy way of doing it".

Why people need to get it explained tree times is surprising to me, and for the developers too.

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