he wants the "media:/" kio slave to be back in konqueror.
I did not say that, muungwana. I expressed a wish for the functionality
to be restored - nothing more. You have assumed
that I was referring to kioslaves, as they were the means by which such functionality was implemented in KDE3; however, are those kioslaves the only means of such implementation? Are you saying in effect that there is absolutely no other
way or means by which the KDE development team could re-implement such functionality?
He is told that konqueror is no longer a file manager and can not be expected to have full capabilities of file manager.
In KDE3, Konqueror was a poor excuse for a web browser, but also an excellent
file manager - one of the best, I believe. Now, in KDE4, Konqueror is neither
- and Dolphin as a file manager is clearly inadequate. I have merely pointed this fact out - initially with some excess of emotion, perhaps, but truthfully
, nevertheless. Would you rather I remain silent on this issue entirely, and live with the consequent lie
of it? I should not.
He is also told that the kio slave was broken by design and it caused more problems than it solved.
So how then were so many able to make actual use of them, regardless? I know that the kioslaves were somewhat
broken; in fact, I had posted a question addressing that issue previously on this forum. I was still able to make good use of them regardless - yes, having to refresh Konqueror so often was indeed an annoyance, but that did not mean they were entirely broken. The KDE team had at least two options: either fix them, or else implement their functionality in some other manner. Unfortunately though, they chose instead to do neither - and then seemingly expected that we would all somehow be 'happy' with that decision.
what are we to do with complains on things we cant change? or opinions/feelings we dont share? what use are they in support questions?
What use are they? They serve as an indication of areas that may need additional improvement - areas that are causing undue amounts of grief and troubles. What do you do with them, if they refer to matters you cannot change? Pass them on to those who are able to effect the change
. That is my suggestion, and also my wish.