RFC: new OnlyShowIn/NotShowIn values: MATE and RAZOR

Frederic Crozat fred at crozat.net
Tue Jan 17 06:51:19 PST 2012

2012/1/15 Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org>:
> On Sunday, 15 de January de 2012 12.43.15, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
>> applications should be detecting capabilities, not doing string
>> comparisons on desktop environment names.
>> a desktop environment UX can change without its name changing; or new
>> desktop environments, with similar UX can appear.
>> checking the name of the desktop environment is going to be hopelessly
>> out of date, or actively wrong.
> While I agree that this is ideal solution, I'm not sure we can achieve it
> without getting ourselves in a quagmire. Here's a list of settings I can think
> of at the top of my head:
>  - widget style & colour palette
>  - icon theme
>  - order of Ok / Cancel buttons

Well, those three has been "available" through xsettings for a very
long time, I even wrote a xsettings-kde program to export kde settings
to xsettings.

Maybe xsettings should be revived a little ?

Frederic Crozat

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