Re: [Usability] About Me Applet
- From: Neil <neil horizontheory com>
- To: steven silverorange com
- Cc: Gnome Usability Mailing List <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] About Me Applet
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:23:47 +0530
On 6/12/2007 6:19 AM, Steven Garrity wrote:
> Neil wrote:
>> Well, I think instead of getting rid of it, it should simply be used.
>> The reason it's not being used, I imagine, is because not all programs
>> are Gnome exclusive (and they shouldn't be), and this is a Gnome
>> exclusive feature.
>> One way to handle this that I can think of right now (and I haven't
>> slept in a while, so forgive me if unfogged minds find this stupid) is
>> to have a sort of unified standard for DEs to provide user information
>> and a standard way for programs to call the information from whatever DE
>> is active and then let it be used however. [snip]
> Is this really a problem that needs to be solved, though? I'm not sure
> I enter this type of information into any of one my applications, let
> alone a whole slew of them.
> Steven Garrity
OpenOffice.org could easily use it and has space for it.
Besides that, like I said, I couldn't think of any applications that
used it. (At least on Linux...) If the availability was there, though,
applications might find use for it. But, I agree. It's hardly at the
top of the priority list...
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