Linked by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 15th Aug 2010 18:31 UTC
KDE KDE reaches out to another device form factor. Plasma's plugin-based design is at work again, after launching KDE special netbook interface. This time around, the KDE team presents its Plasma Tablet interface.
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Simplicity?
by puelocesar on Mon 16th Aug 2010 14:48 UTC
puelocesar
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2008-10-30

KDE folks obviously hate the concept of simplicity and elegant interfaces...

Anyway, at least if this succeeds, uber geek nerds will have a product with a messy interface to play with ;)

edit: I'm not a KDE hater, I'm just very displeased with the path of complex an unusable software they choose to follow. I was a strong defender of KDE4 ideas on beginning, and even helped a bit with some usability issues on KDevelop, but I just abandoned it when I perceived that many people on it's community hates simplicity, and can't use software that has less then 5000 buttons on screen and UI controls for everything you can imagine......

Edited 2010-08-16 14:53 UTC

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RE: Simplicity?
by Elv13 on Tue 17th Aug 2010 00:01 in reply to "Simplicity?"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

That is less or more the point of KDE, you can disable those buttons and move things around, but they exist, and it is on purpose.

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RE[2]: Simplicity?
by KAMiKAZOW on Tue 17th Aug 2010 09:39 in reply to "RE: Simplicity?"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know about KDevelop in particular but the average KDE Application does not have "5000 buttons on screen" by default as Puelocesar claims.
It is possible to give any single action that has a menu entry a button in the toolbar via the "Configure toolbar" window but that is purely optional and in no way default and never ever has been default.

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RE: Simplicity?
by mart on Tue 17th Aug 2010 10:06 in reply to "Simplicity?"
mart Member since:
2005-11-17

we are way better in this regard compared to the past and yes, we can get better, still.

In Plasma we never accepted complex interfaces, neither we accept things like micro-options to change some not relevant detail.
in those videos, the wigets shon are pure content, with nearly zero chrome. They are mostly lists of content, being microblog entries, news from rss, contacts from opendesktop, weater info...
you won't see more than one-two buttons for each of those widgets, just when the widget lets "post entries" or things like that.

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