Ubuntu beyond GTK apps?

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Sat May 17 23:15:23 UTC 2008

2008/5/16 Krzysztof Klimonda <kklimonda at gmail.com>:
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>> It seems from the paragraph below that there is a way - there just
>> needs to be a flame war to decide which one to twiddle by default for
>> those who don't care,
> That's exactly the problem - no matter what decision is made the half
> of the users (those more aware who has used linux for years, who should
> be precious for any distribution as it's them who advocacy for Ubuntu
> and Linux in general) will be pissed off.

Depends on how you do it. If you change the system default then yes
you'll upset a lot of people.

Instead you can put something into /etc/skel so that all newly created
users get consistency and old-timers get left as they were,


> I guess it is possible to choose button layout and theme based on the
> DE that's active. But it still won't be consistent GUI. The difference
> between KDE and Gnome applications cannot be reduced to the
> different widgets or button layout. Unless KDE and GNOME developers
> agree to create common HIG there is no way to create consistent
> desktop by using K* and G* applications simultaneously. And if
> someone wonder if consistency is worth all the effort look at the
> Mac OS X - people use this system among other things because
> of how does all applications look alike.
> Also saying that that most people doesn't care about HIG and It
> only matters for developers and fan boys isn't fair. It means that
> what developers does has no real value..
>> F
> Best Regards,
> Krzysztof Klimonda
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