Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Jan 2009 10:58 UTC
Linux Ever year, Linus Torvalds goes on vacation to Australia, during which he usually also visits linux.conf.au. During his stay this year he gave an interview to ComputerWorld, in which he talked about the success of point releases and the important topic of file systems in Linux, which is quite an active field today with ext4 and Btrfs. He also gave some insights into why he switched away from KDE, moving to GNOME instead, and he shares his thoughts on Windows 7.
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RE: Kde4
by _txf_ on Mon 26th Jan 2009 14:39 UTC in reply to "Kde4"
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2008-03-17

I am curious, what is this right click that you and linus are referring to?

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RE[2]: Kde4
by Kokopelli on Mon 26th Jan 2009 21:33 in reply to "RE: Kde4"
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2005-07-06

I am curious, what is this right click that you and linus are referring to?


Linus' primary complaint with Gnome, and the reason he switched to KDE, was that he could not configure right click to do the action he wanted. I think it was on the title bar of a window but it may have been the desktop (both configurable in KDE 3). Regardless Linus was frustrated with the tight UI restrictions of Gnome as well as something involving printing and in his unique manner went over with flames trailing him to KDE.

Now I believe he is saying that he will have to live with the inability to configure this until KDE 4 sorts itself out. Or until something else comes along....

EDIT: I do not think right click configurability is back in KDE as of 4.2. I work from KDE 4 sometimes to get a feel for progress but have not delved too deep yet. Configuration wise the options seem a bit anemic.

Edited 2009-01-26 21:35 UTC

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