Re: gnome-about-me

On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 14:08 -0700, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="John Williams">
> > Previously the home for this functionality has been suggested as "About
> > GNOME", but it strikes me that the "About Me" capplet is much more likely
> > to be seen by a large proportion of users than the "About GNOME" dialog.
> > An argument against putting it in "About Me" is that vendors may modify
> > "About Me" but are not likely to modify "About GNOME".
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> Your argument against it is one of the major reasons why I think the About
> GNOME app is the only appropriate place for this sort of feature. Distros
> are far less likely to remove it there, where it's not getting in the user's
> way.
It will (hopefully) not "get in the user's way" in the sense of
interrupting or preventing them in performance of some task.

However if it doesn't "get in the user's way" in the sense of "get
noticed by the user", what use is it?

How about this: we try it in "About Me" (if, of course, that meets with
general approval) and release it.  If we then find that distros are
removing that functionality (major distros, so it would severely bias
our sample) then we move it to "About GNOME".  If, however, distros
leave it alone, we have no problem.

The potential upside for having this functionality in "About Me" is
huge, and the downside is negligible.  Does this make sense to others?

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