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    Default GNOME & KDE Developers Go To Battle Over A Name

    Phoronix: GNOME & KDE Developers Go To Battle Over A Name

    Ahead of the Berlin Desktop Summit, several GNOME and KDE developers have begun a mailing list battle...over a name. In particular, that with GNOME 3.0 their control panel areas is called "System Settings", which is precisely what the KDE developers call their system control area too...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTY5OQ

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    MY PROPOSAL: make an universal tool for configure system.

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    To hell with those Gnometards. KILL 'EM ALL!

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    Please stop this stupid war.

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    Finally some fun! Who's taking bets?
    10$ KDE wins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabioamd87 View Post
    MY PROPOSAL: make an universal tool for configure system.
    It exists and it's called YaST but that doesn't change the fact that GNOME used a name that was already taken. KDE’s System Settings exists since years and I don't even get what was wrong with the old Control Center name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    It exists and it's called YaST but that doesn't change the fact that GNOME used a name that was already taken. KDE’s System Settings exists since years and I don't even get what was wrong with the old Control Center name.
    Not really. YaST is for systemwide administration not for desktop specific settings.

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    My proposal as posted on the list:

    Just a small suggestion on how i think this should be "fixed" (since 2
    desktop files for one app seems just ugly to me).
    Perhaps it's better to extend the desktop file specification:
    http://standards.freedesktop.org/des...t/ar01s05.html

    And i would propose adding 2 entries:
    NativeDE - This one holds the desktop environment name where the app
    would be "native". So GNOME, KDE or whatever.
    NameNonNative - This one holds the app name when it's shown in a
    desktop environment that is not native. When not set fallback to
    "Name"

    So for example the "System Settings" app in KDE looks somewhat like
    this in a .desktop file:

    Name=System Settings
    NativeDE=KDE
    NameNonNative=KDE System Settings

    The same applies for gnome system settings and also for the system
    monitor (that also has the naming issue)
    Isn't this a good solution?

    Regards,
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Not really. YaST is for systemwide administration not for desktop specific settings.
    Well, "System Settings" suggests system wide administration. IMO, both KDE and Gnome chose a poor name. It should be "Desktop Environment Settings".

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Well, "System Settings" suggests system wide administration. IMO, both KDE and Gnome chose a poor name. It should be "Desktop Environment Settings".
    Exactly my opinion.
    +1

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