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Mike Kelp
The Debians wave (grey)

Wallpapers Debian by z3r0x 6 comments

I really like the clean and professional look on this. One issue a lot of business environments have with KDE is that it could look more professional (a little less cartoony graphics).

Anyway, thanks again. - Aug 20 2005
Program Control Center (KDE)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by nookie 60 comments

While every package management system doesn't necessarily have the information it would provide new users a simpler way to find things if we could do this with the package management systems that do. Discluding this type of categorization for package repositories without this support should hopefully not add too much complexity.

There are also many other ways this type of idea could be designed even if it means just having a lookup of "suggested applications" that match the different packages.

While I have switched to linux completely now and have become pretty familiar, I still find the search for GOOD software amongst the tons of open source choices daunting so even slimming it down a little bit would help in my opinion, especially for newbies who need to begin with the more mature stable applications.

Also, I've seen countless people scared away from linux because of lack of suggestions of good software to start with (ie. someone who doesn't know about amarok may run some alpha program that is in testing and believe that is par for linux applications).

I think it would be worth finding a way to do despite the complications. - Jun 29 2005
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Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by tobydox 44 comments

Hi, saw this idea and wanted to try it out. I have downloaded the diff file, but I'm not familiar with what to do to apply the changes to KDE. (ex: How to recompile those particular files, etc.)

I'm a programmer, but haven't delved too deep into compilation in linux aside from my own work so this is a little new to me.

Thanks in advance for your help and if you can give me detailed enough instructions, I would be glad to write you up a document that you can provide to users as every program should have that. At least then I would be using my technical writing minor, haha.

Thanks again,
Mike. - Jun 23 2005
Program Control Center (KDE)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by nookie 60 comments

I would be really interested in helping develop this app because I think it would merge a lot of ideas in the various package managers and encourages cross-compatibility amongst the different package systems.

I will see if I can put some time into UML diagrams at some point to assist you though I am very busy. Maybe I can set up a mailing list for those interested in working on this app as well. While I am not experienced with QT (or GTK, never written an app for any linux desktop), I am a passionate and very design-oriented developer.

One thing I think should be noted is that this is an application that needs to be treated as an improvement of all the previous package management apps and therefore make it a priority to use the systems that are already available. For example, the developers from kPackage could be asked for help in terms of their API for the various package types, while synaptic provides some great GUI experience that could be used as a starting point for solving the problems this app would pose.

Sorry for the long message, but wanted to share my thoughts. - Jun 20 2005