Re: Middle click, "dumbing down" Slashdotted


On 24 September 2013 19:49, Tomasz Torcz <tomek pipebreaker pl> wrote:
On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 07:30:58PM +0100, Allan Day wrote:

You're making an argument about simplification in a thread about
middle-click, but the designs for what might happen to middle-click
have neither been finalised nor publicised. I think it would be better
to wait until the text selection designs have been documented before
we discuss it. :)

  I think ”have not been publicised” is the exact pain point of design
process.  Wider community has no insight into design until it's
finished.  And it's too late for a meaningful input at that point.

you need a design first, if you want to comment on it. also, to dispel
a myth: no design is "finished". ever.

there is always time to fix things. there's also a certain amount of
time between design and implementation, and then there's a certain
amount of time for testing to inform the design and change the

if you think that the design, once done, is also set in stone then you
probably haven't been keeping up with the development of GNOME between
3.0 and 3.10. things get iterated continuously. some stuff also needs
to get into a release to get feedback, given that users don't check
alpha/beta releases, and distributions update GNOME every 6 to 12



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