Re: [Evolution] toolbar display text

On Sat, 2005-08-13 at 18:33 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
On Sat, 2005-08-13 at 18:20 -0400, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 17:42 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
Evolution never had its own setting for the toolbar, nor should it, it
is a desktop-wide feel thing, having every application use its own
setting is just stupid and annoying.

1) This is defensible if everyone uses the same desktop, but they don't.
(Even if they did, I can easily imagine wanting different settings on
different apps).

2) Although copying the same code in every app is wasteful, an elegant
solution would have every app *interfacing* to the central control
system. The fact that they don't means there is an assumption that Gnome
is the desktop and the user will just click on the Gnome Control Panel.

3) The Novell page on Evo
( does
not mention any dependance on the Gnome desktop.

Does anyone on the Evo development team use a desktop other than Gnome?

The KDE people solve the problem by providing the "qtconfig" utility so
people can change settings that affect all QT apps without having to run
KDE.  If Gnome apps all rely on gconfd running then Gnome is broken.

how do you figure?

you realise that you can change GNOME settings without the need for
GNOME-Control-Centre right?

There needs to be a fallback to a config file.

gconf is effectively a front-end for accessing a config file. I fail to
follow your logic.


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