A clarification of Fedora philosophy.
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 15 21:37:24 UTC 2011
On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 20:03 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 06/15/2011 05:14 PM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > But first don't you mean gconf-editor rather than dconf-editor? The
> > latter when installed does not show up in the menus of Gnome3 and seems
> > to me rather obscure to use. At least I can't figure out how to use it.
> dconf / gsettings is the replacement for gconf in GNOME 3. So I do mean
Now I am really confused. Both gconf-editor and dconf-editor come up
with the alias Configuration Editor, so I assume only one of them can
show up in the menu of applications. dconf-editor does not show up even
if gconf is not installed.. gsettings wants schema to be named.
gconf-editor has schema displayed . dconf-editor does not.
In gconf-editor Under desktop->gnome there are 13 items for
configuration. In dconf-editor in the same place there are only two
which are limited in the parameters one can set.
Only a very minimal set of keys can be displayed to be manipulated in
dconf-editor. The ones that gconf-editor shows that actually control
things like mice and windows focus I can not find in dconf-editor.
What am I missing?
> > So if gnome-tweak-tool is useful (I first heard of it from your post)
> > why not include it in the distribution to make configuration of Gnome3
> > easier for the user?
> Many useful tools are not installed by default for various reason.
> Essentially what is in the default installation in the desktop, is the
> decision of the desktop team members. If you want to ask them, post to
> the desktop mailing list in Fedora
I understand that the desktop team controls what is installed with the
desktop. I was hoping you had some clue you would share with me what is
the overall philosophy that decides inclusion. But I guess I will have
to ask them.
I don't want people to love me. It makes for obligations. -- Jean
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