all in desktop et al.

nupul kukreja nupul.kukreja at
Thu Apr 13 19:53:45 EEST 2006

well just to let you people know...I am designing a desktop manager
for Linux...but am providing only for the desktop and the panel and
maybe the file will all be used by whatever KDE is a single person doing it....can't create the whole
environment. Monitoring the discussion you people are having gives me
ideas as to what i need not include in my system!

On 4/13/06, Sam Watkins <sam at> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 03:38:50PM +1000, Benjamin Rich wrote:
> > Following my posts about displaying all files in /home/user on the
> > desktop, I decided you're all right, and I should just make my own
> > desktop GUI if I want this feature included.
> I'm not sure if anyone suggested this or not as I didn't read the
> discussion,
> but you could try:
>   cd
>   ln -s Desktop .
> That would make your "Desktop" directory a symlink to your home directory.
> The only problem being that it would show "Desktop" in it still which is a
> bit
> ugly.  Maybe you could move that icon off the side of the screen :)
> I'd like to discuss ideas about alternative desktop / GUI interfaces.
> (not on the list, I guess)
> FWIW I feel that RISC OS on the old Acorns is by far the best GUI I've ever
> used.  I still pine for it!  What those boxes could (and still can) do with
> 4MB RAM an 8 or 30 MHz ARM chip and a 40Mb HDD is just phenomenal.
> I think I'd like to try a GUI system with more of a feel of "entering" and
> "leaving" things, as if rather than icons/windows we have boxes that can be
> opened and entered, that sort of thing...  and absolutely no eye candy nor
> persistent menus/toolbars/icons/etc!
> Sam
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