systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)
kevin.kofler at chello.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
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
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