systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Wed Jun 2 00:33:33 UTC 2010

Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> In recent times some stupid (IMHO) ideas have been adopted in Linux
> just to copy what others do. Just as examples: the control of desktop
> widgets in KDE4 (functional GUI elements modified by a mouse-over???),

I only know of 2 plasmoids triggering actions on mouse-over:
* the folder view's popping up of subfolders. This is not an active action, 
it's just displaying stuff, I don't see how this is fundamentally different 
from a tooltip. You don't actually CHANGE anything in the folders or files 
without a mouse click, it just shows you stuff.
* Lancelot's clickless mode. While those are true actions (i.e. they're 
active), this mode is a deliberate OPTION (i.e. it can be turned off) in a 
plasmoid which is not shown by default, nor even INSTALLED by default (it's 
in kdeplasma-addons).

I don't think either is a real problem.

> the fast-user-switching approach (the Unix way is to have
> multiple X servers).

FWIW, KDE/KDM uses the "multiple X servers" approach. There are advantages 
and drawbacks to either method. Unfortunately, the different approaches mean 
user switching doesn't work with KDE under GDM nor with GNOME under KDM, 
which is the only real problem I see in that area (and one of my semi-secret 
plans is to try to fix this at some point one way or the other, but I'm way 
too busy).

        Kevin Kofler

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