Justin Mason wrote:
> Oh sorry, distracted. That bug entry is a good example of why I prefer
> KDE, on two counts ;) -- one, the idea of getting rid of the path-entry
> textbox in the default UI, and second, "a bunch of whiners"? wtf with the
Yay, we haven't had a decent religious war around here for a while ;)
At least GNOME are trying. KDE's approach seems to be "take the worst
parts of Windows and add more checkboxes". Seriously, their System
Preferences (or whatever it's called) is scary.
I think the "bunch of whiners" comment refers to people who were
complaining in a generally unhelpful way without offering suggestions
or patches. The gtk file dialog is a massive improvement over the old
one. They didn't get everything right first time though.
There is an attempt in GNOME to hide implementation details such as
using forward slash as a path separator. That's why the text entry was
removed. It seems this is a bridge too far for most technical users. I'm
pretty sure normal human beings will not even notice that it's missing.
In other words, it was the correct decision for their target market.
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