[kubuntu-devel] kubuntu-defaults

Javier javiermon at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 13:39:03 GMT 2006

On 2/14/06, Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 01:03:58PM -0500, Jason Straight wrote:
> > First the why:
> > I don't believe in stupifying things for the goals of simplicity, removing
> > certain options from KDE is like removing the pliers from a leatherman,
> > dulling the edge of a knife, or removing the adjustment from a crescent
> > wrench.
> Yep, but also options that almost nobody uses makes things more
> complex for everyone else.
> > The Open Terminal and Fine files options being removed from konqueror tool
> > menu no mean that for someone to find a file they need to learn to use find
> > or locate, and in order to open a shell at a location they have to open a
> > konsole and then cd to the directory where they want to operate. I fail to
> > see how that will make things simpler for anyone.
> Find files is back in dapper.
> What's the advantage of Open Terminal over opening konsole?
> > The ability to browse archives as folders removed from konqueror means someone
> > has to unzip any archive before they use it, and for the layperson choosing a
> > directory to extract to can be more daunting than simply dragging and
> > dropping the files to another konqueror window. Plus the ability to operate
> > on files in an archive itself can be rather useful. I have many e-books I
> > leave tared or zipped and use konqueror's browsable zip:/ and tar:/ features
> > exclusively for them.
> I'm still undecided either way on this, if it is better to open archive
> files in ark or in konqueror.
> Jonathan
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I think it would be wise to include an easy way to go with kde
defaults. Maybe a package that once installed it would configure kde
apps to their default settings? It would be a nice option. My 2€

PS: I'm not saying kubuntu default's aren't sensible, I'm just saying
that giving this option would be nice.

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