Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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RE[11]: meh
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 17:58 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: meh"

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Drag'n'drop is much more implemented in Gnome than in KDE. Some will see this as a good thing, and other will recoil in horror

The problem that I have with drag'n'drop is that it is invisible functionality. How to let your users know that something is possible as drag and drop action is a hard problem. (And no, I do not think RTFM is a way to letting your users know these kind of things ;-)

And do you drop a document onto the tool, or the other way around? What if both is possible?

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RE[12]: meh
by dylansmrjones on Sun 20th Nov 2005 18:07 in reply to "RE[11]: meh"
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2005-10-02

Well, you do have a point, but usually dragging (and dropping) a document into a window should open sid document in that window.

Dragging a theme to a theme chooser, and dropping the theme right there should switch the current theme to the dropped theme.

Just like dropping a document on a printer. This should result in a dialogue popping asking you for how many copies you want printed, what pages (if a text document) and so on.

Dropping the printer on the document doesn't make sense.

Rule is: You drag the document you want to manipulate on the tool you want to manipulate it with.

Exception to rule: This exception is most likely to occur within an application (dropping a bucket on an image changes the color of that area to whatever color is in the bucket).

I prefer drag'n'drop because I'm used to this from OS/2. There's a lot of things you can't drag'n'drop in Windows and KDE. KDE however allows you to configure pretty much everything, which Gnome doesn't. A combination would be the perfect solution for me.

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