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[kde-linux] Kget "My Downloads" [Is this MS Windows?]




I find that KGet still has the permanent group: "My Downloads" with an inappropriate icon. Although the icon can be changed, the group cannot be renamed. I also find that the default: "Regular expression" is: "*movies*". Also, although the: "Default folder" is the KDE Downloads Path, that does not show in the box.

After looking at the code, I find that it has additional problems as well as the need to use KDE and XDG defaults to conform to what the user has selected, so for now, I just changed it to use what I find suitable defaults.

I have to say, that this code needs some redesign work. Hacking is not a good design method. You really need to design before you code.

It is the classic example of what I often say that the coders certainly know more about C++ coding than I do, but, unfortunately, the do not know enough about programing and program design. I still see beginners tricks in the program which take longer to run, use more space, and are subject to causing bugs. I would be happy to give them some advice, but I understand that self taught hackers resent someone that went to college and studied CS and possesses knowledge and experience from using computers since you had to punch holes in those damn cards even if it isn't what they consider merit.

Or, another way to look at it is the Japanese way. Which is that it can always be improved and always should be improved.

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James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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