New KDE 4 preview shows progress (Linux.com)
Posted Feb 26, 2007 23:29 UTC (Mon) by ajross
Parent article: New KDE 4 preview shows progress (Linux.com)
I really shouldn't ask this, as it's all but certain to start a
flame war. But what's the deal with Dolphin? It's a new file
manager, and apparently a simpler one, and at least superficially it
looks a whole lot like Nautilus.
The project web
page (and the article linked above) takes great pains to point out
that it is not a replacement for Konqueror. But yet, it apparently
has indeed replaced Konqueror as the default file manager. So what
gives? As an long-time command line guy, I've never been much a fan
of Konqueror, honestly. But I've never heard anything but uniform
praise from its users.
I'm just curious about what the thinking (and politics) behind the
decisions to write a replacement file manager and replace Konqueror
were. The flames still haven't subsided from the last time the Gnome
folks tried to muck with the default file manager...
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