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  • 89c51
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    Originally posted by dfx. View Post
    +1
    i find the name "System Settings" for DE config misleading and maliciously idiotic. unless it does real system-wide configuration it has no business be named like that.
    they should call both as "<DE> bells-and-whistles configuration tool", the assholes.
    do you people actually believe that the average joe user understands or will care about details like that or know the difference??

    the average user sees the whole computer as a system (which it is in a sense)

    the name is just a name. the technical conflicts that might occur must be solved and the user shouldn't care at all

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  • dfx.
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    both are assholes

    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".
    +1
    i find the name "System Settings" for DE config misleading and maliciously idiotic. unless it does real system-wide configuration it has no business be named like that.
    they should call both as "<DE> bells-and-whistles configuration tool", the assholes.

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  • mistvieh
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    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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  • RealNC
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    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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  • markg85
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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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  • deanjo
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    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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  • Awesomeness
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    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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  • cl333r
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    Finally some fun! Who's taking bets?
    10$ KDE wins!

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  • fabioamd87
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    Please stop this stupid war.

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  • RealNC
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    To hell with those Gnometards. KILL 'EM ALL!

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