Posted Feb 10, 2009 19:52 UTC (Tue) by cjcoats
In reply to: KDE 4 is a huge step back in design!
Parent article: KDE 4, distributors, and bleeding-edge software
Disclaimer: Like Linus, I'm a developer -- of environmental modeling applications, which means high performance computing in a mix of Fortran and C. I've a quarter of a million lines of code out there in operational use -- half of it Open Source. It also means I don't have enough spare time to re-invent the entire universe.
One of the thing I've come to expect with X window managers is some degree of menu-configurability for mouse clicks in the root window -- and I've been at it since at least OLWM on SPARC2s in the early Nineties. For the sort of work I do, it is . It's absence is an absolute show-stopper.
One good thing about KDE3 has been the best such configurability I've ever run into: you do
KControl > Desktop > Beahvior > Mouse Button Actions
and set it up any way you want.
And in at least Mandriva's KDE4.1.3, mouse button menus are completely broken. From what I hear, it may be gone forever. I had no conception that such universal functionality would be abandoned, and evidently (from the attitudes I see displayed here) my input would have been completely ignored if I knew it would be needed. Such arrogance is not encouraging.
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