[kubuntu-devel] Thoughts on Arora

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 28 13:58:23 BST 2009

Some of these issues are fixed in 0.8.

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 04:45:40PM +0200, Harald Sitter wrote:
> * No icons in context menu... the context menu is considerable crowded
> (not as much as konqui's, but still), however it does not provide
> visual guidance (namely icons) to make it more understandable

There are icons for the actions which have them.

> * at least on netbooks the bookmark bar should go away, since it
> wastes the rare display real estate (also... what to do since we might
> want to have the bar on desktops, so we can't patch)

I got rid of the bookmark bar in the default setup.

> * also on netbooks, even though the bookmark bar is to be hidden, it
> would probably be good to provide default bookmarks to fancy sites
> such as youtube, facebook and twitter (also, since we probably want a
> different set of bookmarks for the desktop => unpatchable)

I tend to think people can find youtube on their own.

> * homepage needs to be patched to kubuntu.org

It has a sensible about:home page now

> * flash-installer-recommendation needs to be implemented (possibly
> like the media codec stuff?... though that would be for a browser evne
> more out of context than for a media playback application I am
> afraid)\

It calls update-notifier-kde to install flashplayer-installer

I'm still in favour of Arora by default since I think the most
important usability in a browser is being able to browse websites and
there are too many important ones now which Konqueror doesn't.  I seem
to be outnumbered though, don't you people read slashdot?


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