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osOpinion: What KDE and GNOME Really Need

Mar 27, 2001, 09:21 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim R.)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"The flame wars between KDE and GNOME may never end. Of course, that's not necessarily a bad thing. The competition between the two will hopefully cause them both to work harder...."

"Here is a list, more or less, of the features I'm proposing...."

"XDND: A standardized way to drag and drop between X applications. Yes, I know this already exists, but I'll mention it first anyway, since it seems like a good example of how things need to be done."

"File Association: One system-wide database of file types, and optionally one in each user's home directory. It contains the default thing to do when the user tries to open these types of files, along with other options, which can be presented in things such as right click menus. In addition, it also says what icon to use and contains anything else the KDE and GNOME people agree should go there, and is extendible...."

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