I would agree with the above idea of replacing your top bar with a standard toolbar widget (it would give the user more options as well, such as being able to move it out of the program window and so on). It would also help the problem above, as you could simply set a text, force 128x128 size buttons, and just hide the text on your installation, and then let others just right click and select "Text under icons" ;) All in all, in everybody's favour :) - Mar 31 2004
My own interpreter does not depend on any toolkit or graphical environment. The Gambas interpreter is a text only program. The graphical part comes with components.
And thus, it may seem that it's a GNOME program, while it's not even GTK, but it is also not KDE, so... But yes, the name is misleading, but a lot of thought needs to go into a possibly renaming. All this said, he has a good reason for the name:
It seems that free projects name are often animals, especially the programming language ones: Python, Camel, Bonobo, etc.
And I wanted to have a recursive acronym with the word "Basic" in it. So, Gambas Almost Means BASic!
So, for a renaming in the near future, "forget it" would be the short answer ;) - Mar 16 2004
Thanks for the contribution, looks great :) - Mar 13 2004
That said, I am not sure if I like the MDI thing you got going... Though, if you are using KMDI, then it's kewl :) Leaves it up to people to choose wether standard MDI or IDEA mode is their favorite ;) (personally, I would like to see IDEA ;) )
Just a few ideas there :) - Mar 10 2004
Also, it might be a good idea to remove the cross in the trashcan_empty, as it to the novice user will seem too similar to the full icon (also, colourblind people will not know the difference easily), and the kmail icon might not be so good with the arrows (the icon itself is good, but might be better as mail_get in actions). - Feb 17 2004
I am liking your stuff there, it's very clean :) I would of course like to point out my own one, in case you have missed it (because from your description it sounds that way ;) ), though of course you may have simply decided it was too minimalist (others have, so that's not so weird ;) ).
If you haven't heard of it, it's Reinhardt (both Icon Set and Widget Style, along with a GDM theme and a background, and with more coming), and you can find it by clicking on my nick :) - Feb 16 2004
On the subject of installing KDE on Mandrake 9.1, try Konstruct :) It works a treat :) - Feb 12 2004
Sorry, rant mode off now :)
Yes, KDE 3.2 is really quite an amazing little thing :) - Feb 07 2004
make: *** No rule to make target `configconnectiondlglayout.ui', needed by `configconnectiondlglayout.h'. Stop. - Feb 11 2004
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As for the "when you know where stuff is" argument, that's what's ruined many thing for a long time in usability. The problem is, yes it does make some kind of sense, but there is just too much stuff for it to possibly be intuitive, which is really needs to be. This way it's all there, and you only have to scroll up and down a bit, and not click a load of times to find what you're looking for.
And yes you're right as well at the end, where you say don't change anything drastic yet. One possibility would be to change the settings:/ kio slave (maybe do a /all subfolder to it, which then gives the output raw, and a /allcc subfolder giving the output for the control centre (with the appropriate header...)). I may just have to hack my way to this later today, let's see what happens ;) - Feb 07 2004
Also, Konqueror will complain that the settings:// protocol doesn't exist ;) Sorry, error on my part, it's just called settings:/ (only one slash). - Feb 06 2004
And now back to your regular scheduled programme. This is still not really my kind of thing, but the execution of it is much better than what it was. Congrats :) - Jan 14 2004
I would also say that what was mentioned somewhere, that the style looks a bit too round. I do not see that as a problem, I rather find it very aestetically pleasing. Thank you for the idea, and hope it gets put into action :) - Jan 08 2004
Also, it would seem you've got it in the wrong section, this isn't a screensaver ;) - Jan 05 2004
Also, I use Mandrake, and every time I see a SuSE wallpaper I CLICK ON IT, just to see what it looks like. Whenever I see a Christian or otherwise religiously themed wallpaper I CLICK ON IT, just to see what it looks like. And so on, I am certain you understand me. Now, this may be due to several factors, mainly my personality, which includes a very large portion of being curious about things. I have this from my mother, I'm told. Right, now when I vote for a wallpaper (and this happens rarely, because I believe that wether something is beautiful is in the eye of the beholder, someone might find something beautiful while others might be going to the toilet because of it), I do this as a result of a scrutiny of the technical quality of said piece. If it does not live up to some certain standard, I click [bad] while if it lives up to my standards, I vote [good], though that wallpaper really needs to be spectacular. I do not vote on ideals, I vote on technical quality. And a copy/paste job with a gradient background can be good, but only very rarely is. And frankly, it is getting very old.
To sum up, my idea for a solution would be to add the wallpapers that fit eachother into sets, such as for example Christian Gradient, Christian Scientists, and so on. The same goes for the others. These wallpapers may all be very good, however I do not feel the need to have all these very similar wallpapers in different packages. A good example of this concept is the recently added Galactica wallpaper collection, where a set of similar, but different wallpapers were put into one package, so that they do not take up immense amounts of space.
Thank you for you time. - Dec 15 2003