Re: [Evolution] Issues with evolution-devel from evolution-stable
- From: Brett Johnson <brett_johnson hp com>
- To: Dan Winship <danw ximian com>
- Cc: Dirk Husemann <hud zurich ibm com>, Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj ximian com>, "Rev. wRy" <slot0k pogox org>, Evolution Mailing List <evolution ximian com>
- Subject: Re: [Evolution] Issues with evolution-devel from evolution-stable
- Date: 16 Jul 2002 08:48:34 -0600
On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 08:04, Dan Winship wrote:
It's all that bad. N & P may be Netscap-ish, but hitting "N" for next
message, and "P" for previous is a no-brainer.
Please please please change it back. :)
Not my decision.
Sigh, how about making it customizable
"Make it customizable" is almost always the wrong answer.
Wow, I couldn't disagree more. Given the current lack of a reasonable
standard for moving from one message to the next, making the keybindings
easily customizable is the _only_ reasonable option. As it currently
sits, the KDE camp has one set of keybindings, netscape 4.X has another
set (alt-up and alt-down, which I prefer by the way), mozilla has
another set, PAN has another set (n & p, like Evo used to have), and now
Evolution has it's very own wierd-ass set of keybindings. It's a royal
mess, and since everyone can't agree on a "standard" set of keybindings,
the only way out of the mess is to provide a reasonable default, then
let the user change it if desired.
If it's good,
then it's good, and if it's bad, then it's bad, and if it's the sort of
thing that some people are used to one way and other people are used to
another way, then people can get used to different things, and will
eventually get used to the way evolution does it.
Keybindings aren't "good" or "bad" by themselves, but rather, they're
completely a matter of preference. The only "bad" thing about
keybindings is when you have two similar apps that use different
keybindings, and you aren't allowed to change them to be the same.
That's the situation y'all are creating with Evo 1.1, and it sucks (the
situation sucks, not Evo 1.1 ;o)
Brett Johnson <brett_johnson hp com>
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