Re: Should GNOME Get a Global Application Menubar?
- From: Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Should GNOME Get a Global Application Menubar?
- Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 12:40:30 +0100
On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 13:28 +0200, Thom Holwerda wrote:
> Note the emphasis on "option", and "turned off by default".
from my comment on the poll:
there is some fundamental error in the "it's off by default, who cares,
put it in" argument that I strongly need to point out. features, even
off by default (which are the worst ones) are a maintainership burden.
they introduce bugs, code changes and different code paths that affect
how the applications and libraries behave. this is even worse if the
feature must be turned on: it means it won't get proper and widespread
testing upon release and that changes in the code might silently break
it without the maintainers noticing.
a "off-by-default" feature *never* comes for free; so don't ask for an
"off-by-default" feature: either ask for GNOME to have a desktop menu
bar or not.
note the emphasis on the "maintainership burden".
by the way, if any of the osnews readers feels so inclined, a patch for
the quartz backend to allow gtk+ application to feel more like a native
OS X application would be gladly accepted - as far as I can read on the
Emmanuele Bassi, E: ebassi gmail com
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