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[News] K Desktop Environment Interview; Nautilus Gets Redesign

  • Subject: [News] K Desktop Environment Interview; Nautilus Gets Redesign
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 00:54:26 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Aaron Seigo on the Future of KDE

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| Another example is the new direction for 
| Krita, KOffice's rasterized graphic 
| program. For a long time, Seigo says, the 
| sub-project wasn't sure "If they were a 
| drawing app, or maybe a photo retouching 
| app, or what-the-hell were they?"
| At a recent developers' sprint, Krita 
| enlisted design expert Peter Sikking, who 
| has also worked with the GIMP, to help the 
| sub-project find direction. 


The Future of KDE

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| This is an example of where I would like 
| to see more effort put into the PR end of 
| KDE. Instead of defending 4.0, move on and 
| break down and hype up some of these new 
| features! They are worth talking about â 
| and they are worth explaining to potential 
| users.


(Yet) Another redesign of Nautilus

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| So Nautilus is long overdue for a redesign 
| and many people like Izo and the 
| elementary project have had a crack at 
| what they think makes a good Nautilus and 
| you will no doubt notice some similarities 
| in design. I hear you scream âWell why are 
| you jumping on the bandwagon and doing 
| something others have already done?!â 
| There are two reasons: firstly, I want to 
| learn more about User Interface design and 
| Human Computer Interaction â Nautilus is a 
| fairly easy application to redesign. 
| Secondly, this is going to be an example 
| of why we need better user usage 
| statistics, and how we can get them that I 
| will be discussing at the next Ubuntu 
| Developer Summit in Brussels next month.


My KDE desktop has been up for about 150 days now (no reboots/crashes).


KDE 4.4 Positive Spin

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| KDE 4 right now is an awesome desktop and
| doesnât need to retroactively justify the
| earlier releases.
| Instead focus on a clear listing of the
| improvements and features, and maybe even
| engage in a little self-depreciation and poke
| a bit of fun at the 4.0 release along the way.
| Let people know what they are missing today if
| they decide not to give KDE another look.
| Try to re-capture those that might have left
| KDE! Donât burn calories calling them liars â
| they obviously at one point cared enough to
| give 4.0 a try, I bet they could be convinced
| to give 4.4 a try as well âhopefully with a
| different result!

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