fd.o HIG

Kenneth Wimer wimer at suse.de
Thu Oct 21 22:29:52 EEST 2004

* Sean Middleditch <elanthis at awesomeplay.com> [Oct 21. 2004 20:32]:
> On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 11:20 -0700, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > 
> > > Even documenting that we have no agreement would be
> > > a useful start - at least 
> > > people won't wander into areas of controversy
> > > without any warning.
> > 
> > 
> > Right. I believe I already mentioned that before. We
> > can document that kde and gnome have disagreed on this
> > x and y and explain the possible ways in which
> > developers can handle this along with each of these
> > projects rationales as notes. Anybody willing to work
> > towards creating such a HIG?
> I've said it before, and I'll say it again - this is a waste of time.
> The differences between KDE and GNOME are huge.  What about other
> desktop environments, like ROX?  GNUStep?  Are you going to include the
> Aqua HIG and Windows Style Guidelines as well?  What is your target?
> Just a document that is a compare and contrast between KDE and GNOME?
> That's fairly useless.  There are far more desktops of interest than KDE
> and GNOME.

Actualy it is very interesting to see where the guidelines agree and
where they disagree, so something along this line is not a bad idea,
considering that none of these sets of rules are perfect.

Such a multi-desktop guideline information tool would not be a bad idea
but I am unsure whether this is the proper place for such a project.


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