Re: UI changes for control-center

В Вск, 23/08/2009 в 10:40 -0400, William Jon McCann пишет:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 6:06 AM, Luca Ferretti<elle uca libero it> wrote:
> > Il giorno dom, 23/08/2009 alle 08.44 +0200, Frederic Peters ha scritto:
> >> William Jon McCann wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > So, how about it?  I promise they make the user experience better.
> >
> > Are you proposing to remove the Windows preferences capplet now? Isn't
> > better wait for availability of "tweak ui" tool? If you really think it
> > doesn't fit, you could simply hide the launcher.
> Yes, we should remove it now - or years ago actually.  There are a
> number of reasons why I don't think it is right to wait for the
> availability of a tweak UI tool.
>  * If we don't remove the capplet there is less incentive to create such a tool
>  * We shouldn't assume that such a tool will include this particular
> set of controls
>  * We should let the demand/market determine whether such a tool is even desired
>  * We shouldn't let these kind of issues hold us back from the
> providing a good user experience
> > However, I think the proper timing for this kind of changes/removals
> > will be the switch to gnome-shell, keeping the ui that users are
> > accustomed in the meantime.
> I don't agree at all, obviously.  Even in the GNOME 2 panel, this
> window clutters up our Preferences menu and provides no real value for
> the overwhelming majority of people.  However, since you mention it,
> one of the very important goals for 2.28 is to be a baseline system
> for testing the Shell.  Keep in mind that the Windows menu is tied to
> features of the old metacity that may not even be relevant for mutter.
>  And even if they are they are certainly not the type of thing we'd
> want to show as a toplevel control center feature.  I mean, look at
> the options in that dialog.  They are for tweakers.  Let's remove it.
It looks like it's a wrong mailing list (whatever of those in Cc) to
discuss such things. Anyway, I'm strongly against removing this capplet.
I need at least two things in it (and I don't think they are 'advanced'
settings): focus-follows-mouse checkbox and a modifier key for window
manipulations. That's my personal opinion, however.

  Alexey "Ktirf" Rusakov
  GNOME Project
  ALT Linux Team

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