Figures in manual

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Tue Dec 24 08:26:01 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-12-24 at 18:18 +0200, Willem Ferguson wrote:
> On 24/12/2013 17:11, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> > On Tue, 2013-12-24 at 09:53 +0200, Willem Ferguson wrote:
> >> It is much better if the image of the main Suburface screen also shows
> >> the main menu. Prev image did not show that. This does.
> > I am sorely tempted to replace all of the Ubuntu screenshots with
> > something from a KDE desktop (which will likely give us the best look
> > and feel). Having the menu ABOVE the window border just looks weird.
> A few years ago I was involved with Amarok, pretty good audio/music play 
> and management software that I still use.  But in a certain sense this 
> was everything that open source software should NOT be about: a 
> religious belief in KDE and a total rejection of Gnome, and a split into 
> 2 separate programs, currently named Amarok and Clementine because of 
> disagreement in the Amarok community. So my personal experience with KDE 
> has been rather negative.

There are lots of examples for bad behavior between "competing"

> If I do it in Gnome, would it be ok? I m not likely to get it done in 
> time for 4.01, partly because I will be out of town for the majority of 
> the next 3 weeks.  Its not just a matter of cut and paste. Quite a few 
> need editing or adjustment in Gimp to get the contrast right or to see 
> that the frames are delineated absolutely correctly and also in several 
> cases 2 or 3 images need to be merged into one single image. So I plan 
> to do the figures while I am on travels but I will only submit them 
> around Jan 23rd. Does this sound ok?

Certainly. And yes, Gnome is fine. That's what I use :-)
I simply went by the fact that a Qt application is likely to look best
under KDE.

I have taken the picture that you submitted and for 4.0.1 we'll use
things as they are, otherwise.



> > Mac and Ubuntu do it this way, Windows and all other Linux do it the
> > more traditional way (which reduces mouse movement unless you are in
> > full screen, anyway).
> >
> > But then again - you are doing a great job with the manual, so I don't
> > think messing with that would be a smart move on my part...
> >
> > So any chance you'd be interested in installing openSUSE in a VM and do
> > the screenshots there?
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > /D
> >
> >

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