Art Alexion on 2 Jul 2008 13:19:11 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Sea mammals (Formerly: "FF 3: back and forth buttons")

On Wednesday 02 July 2008 3:42:21 pm Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 July 2008, Art Alexion wrote:
> > Well that's just weird.  Why are so many projects dumbing down
> > functionality (another example being Dolphin vs. Konqueror)?
> There's no reason you can't just use konqueror as a file manager and ignore
> dolphin completely.  It's not like they dumbed anything down, they just
> picked defaults that better suited more people.
> (Note: Don't judge from 4.0, which was largely horrible.  4.1 is already
> vastly better.)


My understanding is that Konqueror/KDE4 uses dolphin.part for its file 
manager.  What is not clear is whether the Konqueror servicemenus, and things 
like smb:/, fonts:/ & audiocd:/ — things that don't currently work with 
dolphin — will continue to work with Konqueror.

Konqueror 3 and all of its file and network functionality is my favorite part 
of KDE.  

I associated Konqueror with all of the stuff that now defaults to dolphin in 
KDE3, but my understanding is that much is to be removed from Konqueror 
itself in KDE4 (hence my "dumbing down" comment) and Konqueror as anything 
but an http/https browser is really dolphin masquerading as Konqueror.

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