Re: patch for the "About GNOME" dialog box

On Tue, 2002-12-03 at 09:46, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-12-03 at 10:32, Pat Costello wrote:
> > ...but I thought that everyone believed that "Desktop" means "the surface behind 
> > the icons and panels"? If that is the case then a statement such as GNOME - The 
> > Official GNU Desktop is limited in meaning, if not confusing. 
> > 
> > Pat 
> > 
> Here's an idea. Lets keep the current doc team definition of the Desktop
> as is (ie. The collection of all apps that make the desktop environment)
> and use the term Workspace to describe "the surface behind the icons and
> panels." This is even already somewhat consistent as in the "workspace"
> switcher, the user can create new "workspaces." What do you think?

Well, that's not really what a "Workspace" is, since switching
workspaces doesn't change what's on the "surface behind the icons and

Now, if you want to make Nautilus always use $HOME for the "desktop",
then you could just call it the "Home View".

Even locking Nautilus to $HOME, while making Nautilus pretty (IMO :-)),
and giving a real reason to mess around with the term "desktop", seems
like a loose, just because everybody else uses the term "desktop" to
refer to "that surface with icons on it".

Maybe just put the full expansion of GNOME in the "About GNOME" thingie
could go in a tooltip or something, and end this pointless thread.


    Jim Cape

    "Solidarity, mutual aid, collective liberation, autonomy,
     empowerment, anti-hierarchy, anti-oppression, diversity,
     creativity--these are the social values I think of when
     I hear the word anarchy."

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