Frederik Himpe

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 305 comments

Score 88%
12 Dislikes
Oct 22 2010
In the second screenshot: "don't work" should be: "does not work" - Aug 01 2008

Utilities 10 comments

by Seli
Score 53%
47 Dislikes
Mar 11 2004
I'm very glad to finally have KDE systray icons where they belong instead of floating around on your screen.

But since I have installed this, I often have a lot of empty space at the beginning of the notification area (thus before other notification icons). I have the impression that if I fire up a KDE application with systray icon, and close it again, the space in the notification area is not given back. So if you start and close such an application several times in one session, more and more space is lost in the notification area... This is with Gnome 2.6.1. I have never seen such a problem before I used kdetrayproxy. - May 23 2004

Board 15 comments

Score 65%
35 Dislikes
Mar 03 2006
Unfortunately there are not that many people on the public servers. Makes it difficult to try out this game... - Jan 09 2004

Database 10 comments

Score 64%
36 Dislikes
Sep 27 2005
I tried rekall from cvs a few weeks ago. It seems to have a lot of potential, but unfortunately there seems to be a lot of work left. It was rather difficult to create subforms which are linked with a foreign key to a main form; a wizard to do this automatically would be a good idea. It was also very unintuitive to move/resize the subform. I also had problems in combination with PostgreSQL: when saving values in a boolean field, rekall tried to save 0/1, which was not accepted by PostgreSQL. - Jan 07 2004

Database 40 comments

by knorr
Score 81%
19 Dislikes
Oct 29 2006
Probably you installed an RPM linked with QT 3.2 and KDE 3.2. See if you can find an RPM for Mandrake 9.2, or otherwiste rebuild the source tarball or source RPM on your system. - Jan 05 2004
Dynamic Menu

Various Stuff 86 comments

Score 70%
30 Dislikes
Oct 27 2002
Hmm, you got a point there. But I'm afraid that a seperate applet would take too much space. Well, but it could of course be an option for those who want it :-) But I think that in the end, newbies will be quite happy with the solution proposed here, and power uses will use the current way of putting a small icon in the systray and maybe will switch to the classic menu.

But indeed, it's excellent that there are finally some serious attempts to develop a new usable, functional and pretty menu. And discussions like these will bring up new ideas which will only result in yet more improvements! :-) - Oct 22 2002
I don't like XP at all myself, and I would hate it to see KDE thoughtlessly copying XP.

But I think the latest version of this menu is very good, and a lot better than XP: it takes up a lot less space than XP's menu, it does keep a single, quickly accessible application menu (where XP tries to hide less often used applications in a submenu so it is again one click further away), and it brings some useful additions, because it integrates e-mail and agenda really in the system.

Why is this good to have this in the apps menu? Well, now it is much more visible to newbies! Be honest, how much newbies do really use the icons in the system tray? Have you ever seen the system tray of an average Windows user? It is surely cluttered with a lot of applications from which newbies don't even know they are starting automatically. I know the situation is a lot better in KDE, but still newbies tend not to use the few icons in it.

Why would they use the icons in the apps menu then? Well, actually, the icons are a lot more clearer (because they are bigger and because they are located in a place where people actually will look much more in detail, because they have to read the menus), and, there's also an explanatory text beneath it, which just says what it does. Now newbies will understand what it is, and actually start using it. And they will conclude that KDE is a very handy system, because e-mail, agenda, etc. is so accessible and integrated. While we, power users, know that in fact, it was just as accessible before, but for people new to KDE, it will make a huge difference. - Oct 22 2002
I did not like at all the original version, but I think the new version from your second screenshot is a huge improvement! It takes up a lot less space, and has some really useful new features now. Discussion should really be brought to the developer mailing lists, so this the design can be discussed amongst developers and it can be implemented for KDE 3.2! - Oct 20 2002