Re: The relationship between Desktop and Panel
- From: Tom Vogt <tom lemuria org>
- To: gnome-gui-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: The relationship between Desktop and Panel
- Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 08:01:51 +0200
Dan Kaminsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > [Motorcycle analogy]
> Lets nip this flame war in the bud.
that's why I said I like bikes before making the point. :)
the point still is true. even broken things, once established, are there to
> > [If it looks like the start menu, companies will port apps with the same
> start menu bugs]
> I disagree. Provided the large majority of GNOME apps do it *right*, i.e.
> entered into a set of predefined categories, the first porting effort that
> does it wrong will give a *wrong* amount of negative feedback to the
> manufacturer of the Windows mis-port. This will be such a traumatic and
> well publicized mistake that nobody will make the same mistake again.
let us hope. I wouldn't bet on this, though.
> Hell, maybe we'll see apps default install into Windows using the Gnome
> style :-)
"could not find your gnome/games folder. do you want this program to be
installed in gnome/start/programs instead?" :)))))
> >maybe the CONCEPT of the start menu isn't that broken (though imho it still
> >is a very bad concept), but with 90% of the computer-using peoples' minds
> >infested, you won't get a working implementation anywhere.
> What's wrong with the concept? As has been said here, we think according to
> heirarchy, so shouldn't we load apps according to heirarchy?
because hierarchies are slow by concept and because we do NOT think
according to hierarchy. say, which natural hierarchy sorts netscape, gimp,
xterm and xterm -e su - ?
The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.
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