Re: GNOME 3.1.90 beta released!
- From: Denis Washington <denisw online de>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME 3.1.90 beta released!
- Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:18:57 +0200
Am 01.09.2011 11:34, schrieb Frederic Peters:
This is 3.1.90, and it's out! It's the first beta of what will be
GNOME 3.2, enjoy it while it's time, the next beta (3.1.91) will
arrive next week.
I saw this in the release notes of gnome-control-center:
- Remove power and suspend buttons config (Bastien Nocera) (#652183)
I am sad.
I know that the GNOME design team has its reasons to promote Suspend; it
is great from a usability perspective, and I also suspend often and like
it. However, I feel that the rigor with which this is pushed upon the
complete user base of GNOME (minus those are knowledgeable enough to
change a hidden dconf setting) is not right.
While suspending is convenient, many people do want to save power when
they don't use their desktop or laptop over night, or simply because
they only use it one or two hours a day anyway. I don't see this as a
minor use case; its a general consideration of many, enviromentally
aware people, especially in European countries such as Germany where the
Green party is going strong and we are already warned about the
environmental impact of standby devices in elementary school. Regardless
of their technical knowledge, such people will be put off by not being
able to properly shut off, or having to jump trough hoops to do so. They
will think that GNOME doesn't care about the environment. I don't want
our wonderful community to make that impression.
I don't want to start yet another flame war with this message (please,
let's be sensible and respectful when discussing this). Neither do I
want to denounce the design team; in fact, I greatly respect the design
team for the many things it has done to make GNOME 3 the awesome piece
of software that it is today, and that it will be tomorrow. I also don't
want to throw everybody from the design team in the same pot: there are
GNOME designers that are sympathetic towards some kind of compromise, as
the discussion around bug #652183  reveals. However, I feel that the
current situation is not right, and that *something* has to be done to
reach a solution that combines a high degree of usability with easily
accessible ways to act environmentally responsible.
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