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Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:52 pm
by ikey

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:59 pm
by david
Good to hear.

Requests;
pitivi, printing and WINE and I'll be a happy camper.

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:03 pm
by ikey
Roger :] The emul32 stuff we're doing for Steam will end up enabling WINE :D

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:39 am
by wongs
Thanks for the update.

Wishlist: printing, samba, another file manager - pcmanfm, thunar, nemo - anything but the current nautilus.

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:17 am
by ikey
Nautilus that hated ? :O

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:39 am
by wongs
It annoys me.

And the new button/interface to choose between Detailed view and Icon view - which appeared in Gnome 3.16 - is a bit fiddly. Why not just have one proper dropdown settings menu with all the options, including being able to switch the view and also set default view and other preferences?

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:00 am
by ikey
Yeah must admit I do find it a bit naff. "Content based" ...

Guess we'll need to research a viable alternative :]

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:06 pm
by GeneC
Thanks for the update. Lots of important work going on 'behind the scenes'.

I see some xfce stuff in development (or thoughts about, I forget now where I saw that). So if that is true I'll 2nd some xfce stuff (thunar, and especially xfce4-appfinder-- I always use it as a sort of "MENU" launched from the dock).. Below from Sparky(debain). I find it better than any of the standard menus from various distros.
Also as mentioned earlier some sort of ability to "open as administrator" in file manager.

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Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:57 am
by david
Personally speaking - any file manager that doesn't have a "space left on device" readout somewhere permanently visible, is not worth bothering with.
Generally speaking I despise the changes Gnome has made over the last 5+ years. Their arrogance and dictatorial attitude has destroyed what used to be the best Linux DE by far. KDE is now vastly superior as it still treats its users as intelligent people rather than as stupid children who need to be protected from themselves. pcmanfm fits the bill for levels of information and available control.

Re: Status Update - Must Read!

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:19 am
by ikey
@GeneC: it's something we need to be careful about. Whilst it's true it would take no time at all to incorporate the XFCE packages, where do we draw the line? Before you know it we're shipping multiple desktops.. :]

@david: I'm happy to look for alternatives, however its something that takes a bit of thinking about. I'd disagree to an extent about KDE.

GNOME, while not being shy of a few screw ups in recent memory, have at least been bold about their ventures. KDE still does many of the same things, yet GNOME takes the flack. (systemd/wayland/udev/ etc. For me, KDE is invariably over complex providing me with *all* the options, most of which I never want or need. They're actually addressing these problems in KF5, which is a good move.

For me, KDE 4 is basically what would happen if J.J. Abrams had been allowed to create a desktop.