Re: Err..To Desktop Or Not To Desktop?
- From: Martin Wahlen <mva sbbs se>
- To: Bowie Poag <bjp primenet com>
- cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mstachow mit edu>, gnome-gui-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Err..To Desktop Or Not To Desktop?
- Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 20:17:52 +0200 (CEST)
On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Bowie Poag wrote:
> So, you have the mailing list, and you have the ability to register
> vote with the others. The Style Guide, the rest of us have almost
> unanimously agreed, MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE
> IN A FULLY-FORMED STATE. Read: Not *final* draft. Not even *rough*
> draft. Why does it have to be this way? Because if we sat here, and
> publically argued and debated every single line of the Style Guide
> as it were written, the whole process would become so unbelievably
> bogged down that we'd literally be here for years arguing it out.
It must be a *final* draft if you have no input from the GNOME UI list on
the style guide this is IMHO a law of bazar style writing. The style guide
will be a moving target even after you release it if you continue as it
stands. Most of us do not intend to argue over minor points. Heck, I am
only here to make sure that you guys take internationalisation into
account, but I have followed the debate and I am getting unpleasant
feelings about this. Well, before I start flaming anyone I would like to
here Bowie's definition of "FINAL DRAFT" and "FULLY-FORMED", as I suspect
that much of the disagreement stems from the use of these terms.
> Be my guest. I find the creative process fascinating. Thats why I get
That was completeley unnessesary.
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