Re: About: About

Ah, good.. less politics, more meat!

> Well, it's a good idea, and it is logical, but I think that this is one
> area where it's just fine to leave things the way they are.  "About"
> is--in my understanding--short for "About this application."  IOW, what it
> is, what version it is, what the copyright is, what license it's under, 
> and who wrote it. The author/email stuff is part of the "who wrote it" so
> this is probably just better left alone.  Plus, it keeps things in *one*
> box instead of three, and I hate wasted space (and GNOME wastes too much
> screen space already).  Also, this is the way it's been done for a LONG
> time--since before Windows, so you can't blame it on them.

This kinda stuff falls right into line with what has been proposed by the
addition of a (Program/Gnome/(foot)) entry in the menu bar. Pick one, I

Program  File  Edit  View  Options  Help  Preferences
Gnome    File  Edit  View  Options  Help  Preferences
(foot)   File  Edit  View  Options  Help  Preferences

Menu *entries* like "About.."  "How to Register.." , "How to Contact The
Author.." , etc, are all the domain of the (Program/Gnome/(foot)) menu.


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