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John Meuser
GTK-QT Theme Engine

GTK1 Themes by davidsansome 280 comments

Gnome releases are much more timely than KDE releases. Any KDE Debian user will tell you that. For some reason, there is just more focus on Gnome than KDE in Debian. - Jan 06 2004
GTK-QT Theme Engine

GTK1 Themes by davidsansome 280 comments

Every major company and distribution uses KDE because it is so much more professional.

Huh? Redhat and Debian both focus more on Gnome, probably the two largest distros. Solaris ships with Gnome. And name anything equivilant to Ximian/Novel on the KDE side. I'm not saying that Gnome is perfect, but it does have a lot of corporate support.

And there is nothing wrong with simplicity. You don't need to pack every option possible into the UI, it just makes things cluttered. You may not agree with that philosophy, but that doesn't make it wrong. I don't agree with the kde philosophy of making every possible option available. But it doesn't make it wrong.

Now the Open file dialog has gotten a lot of critisizm, but I can't figure out what is wrong with it. It doesn't look very pretty, but it is very functional. It has tab completion, you can delete files and create directories, directories are easily distiguished from files, and the ximian and debian version has nice shortcuts to the Home and Desktop directories. Just because it looks similar to Win 3.1, doesn't mean it has the same functionallity. Besides, what vast UI developments can be made for something as simple as opening a file?

What problems do you see with the GTK open file dialog? Besides visual appeal, I agree that it is ugly, I'm refering to functionality. - Jan 06 2004