Re: Including instructions which require GConf


On Dec 22, 2007 11:56 AM, Phil Bull <philbull gmail com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Myself and another member of the Ubuntu Doc Team have recently been
> working on some documentation for deskbar-applet. We've included a small
> section on changing the maximum number of items which are displayed in
> the deskbar history list, which requires the user to change a GConf key
> using gconf-editor. There is no other way of changing this setting at
> the moment.
> Is it reasonable to document this setting, or should references to GConf
> be avoided?

This is just my personal opinion, but I think that a desktop user
should never have to touch GConf - as far as I know it's not intended
to be an advanced configuration application.

If the only way to change the max number of items displayed in deskbar
is to go into GConf, I'd tend to say that deskbar is simply missing a
feature to change this aspect of its configuration, and avoid
documenting it.

Matthew East
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

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