Re: A Brief Comparrison of Gnome 2.2 & KDE 3.1

On Sat, 2003-02-22 at 11:20, Mark Finlay wrote:
> > > Also a "Control Center" launcher linking to 'gnome-control-center
> > > --use-shell' would be useful for people who are used to kcontrol and
> > > windows control center. The menus are good for those of us who already
> > > know the control center, but for someone browsing for an option the
> > > shell is easier to use.
> > 
> > Is the shell particularily better usability as opposed to the Nautilus
> > interface?
> I find that new users find the shell easier to "get to grips with"
> because it sepporates catagories(on the left) from applets(on the
> right).
> In Nautilus these are all thrown in together, and it is not immediately
> obvious which items are catagories and which are applets. Also you
> cannot jump from catagory to catagory.

The shell is terrible. There are lots and lots of bugs filed against it,
and nobody's particularly interested in fixing them because everyone
uses the nautilus (or panel :) view.

If you want a --use-shell launcher, someone has to look in bugzilla and
start fixing bugs first.

Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>

"The easiest way to use RCS or CVS is via the Version Control library in
Emacs" -- GNU Maintainer's Guide

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