Linked by pepa on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:18 UTC
Gnome "I'm writing to inform you that the release team discussed Drop or Fix Fallback Mode yesterday. We've come to the conclusion that we can't maintain fallback mode in reasonable quality, and are better off dropping it." Gnome-fallback has been my refuge, as I find both Unity and Gnome 3's shell unusable. Yes, we have been warned this would happen. I thought the cost of maintaining gnome-panel would be so low that it might never need to happen. But as it appears, it is deemed necessary. As for me, I'm bound for something Qt, as I am very angry at Gnome for abandoning its 'classic' users.
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RE[2]: XFCE
by segedunum on Sat 10th Nov 2012 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: XFCE"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

KDE is just... it's all over the god damn place, there's gazillion redundant features and options there, and there's literally no consistency there: just take a look at how many different places are theming-settings spread over, how many tabs and options are constantly visible in those, and how in some places the system offers you the option for KDE to automatically download and install themes you choose, in an other place the system only allows you to install from local filesystem, and in some places you have to drop to the command-line to install the themes!

I haven't got the vaguest idea what you're looking at be honest, but it ain't KDE. The theme stuff is all from the same place because KDE uses a really novel thing called component reuse.

Mind you, I've heard this repeated many times pretty much ad hominem over many years.

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RE[3]: XFCE
by lucas_maximus on Sat 10th Nov 2012 15:14 in reply to "RE[2]: XFCE"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It sounds like KDE to me.

All the spacing is off on every app ... everything is just a little bit wrong.

Edited 2012-11-10 15:15 UTC

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RE[4]: XFCE
by segedunum on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:24 in reply to "RE[3]: XFCE"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

All the spacing is off on every app ... everything is just a little bit wrong.

That's the kind of response that just makes any discussion on these things go nowhere. 'Spacing is off' and 'everything is just a little bit wrong' is the kind of subjective rubbish we've seen for many years. It just doesn't mean anything.

Not that I'm saying KDE is perfect. It's always tough when you're trying to keep a lot of powerful features in your software rather than cutting them. However, you can't sell software based on its ability to do less I'm afraid, regardless of how 'clean' you think it is.

Back to the subject of the OP, I just don't see what she's describing regarding themes. Downloading themes, then having to install a theme from a file and then installing from a command line in different places? Really? When I access themes from the desktop or KControl it's the same interface that comes up. That's component reuse in action.

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