[arch-general] compact view removed from Nautilus

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jul 3 07:13:55 EDT 2012

On Tue, 3 Jul 2012 09:26:57 +0200
Olav Vitters wrote:

> You have command line tools for gconf as well as dconf:
>   gconftool-2
>   gsettings

That's two interfaces that depend on installed binaries and you haven't
listed them all yet, not only is the syntax rediculously long compared
to for example a sed command but it certainly isn't a truly universal
interface that would work from say even a minimal boot cd or even a
hexeditor or by hand.

Apparently they are meant to make it easier for administrators, yet they
cost us time. I guess more user testing as well as dev testing is

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