FC2 Desktop wishlist: fix metacity focus bug: 115072

Trae McCombs occy at occy.net
Thu Dec 11 19:06:18 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 13:31, Rob Park wrote:
> Trae McCombs wrote:
> > I was quite upset when FC1 was launched, and the following bug was
> > allowed to permeate through: 
> > 
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=115072
> I have a feeling that you'll *really* like KDE, especially 3.2 when it 
> comes out. It allows you to configure the focus model, and you can get 
> pretty much anything. :)

If I weren't so picky, and liked the consistency of things in GNOME on
Fedora, I would use KDE.  It allows you to do all the things I want to
do.  The biggest problem I have with KDE is that not a single
theme/style/whatever that I've found for KDE has as good a look and feel
as the Bluecurve setup does.  Also, KDE has issues when it comes to
panel applets.  People like to put way too much chrome on things, and
things end up looking clunky.  GNOMEs panel applets feel integrated, and
not an afterthought. 

The biggest thing is, I've tried very hard, at my friend Garrett's
suggestion, to use the defaults in Redhat8/9 and now Fedora Core 1.0.  I
really like the work he's done, it's sad though that people can
arbitrarily kill off another persons feature without getting feedback
from the community.  I guess this is where the whole "If you don't like
what I do go code something else yourself" mentality comes in to play.
IMHO, that shouldn't be the way to run a desktop environment.  Before
taking out major features, the community at large should be consulted.
Then, and only then, should things be removed or added.


Trae McCombs
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