Re: GNOME 2.0 Defaults

Jeff Waugh wrote:

> There's only one UI/Usability project now; unless you count g-g-l, which no
> one really does any more. The usability project is concerned more with the
> deeper usability issues within GNOME, and is quite a bit more important than
> this little project.

Well, as I said in reply to your corresponding post on the usability
list, I wouldn't consider this less important at all-- working out the
best defaults for the desktop would certainly benefit from a usability
study as much as any of the other things we've considered so far.

> I guess the difference is really 'branding' and polish versus seriously
> hardcore usability hacking and studies. :) These sorts of discussions would
> be off topic for usability gnome org 

At the risk of repeating myself, I disagree... certainly within Sun,
application defaults and branding are issues that are largely tackled by
the usability team, so I don't see why they couldn't be tackled by the
GNOME usability community too.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group                      +353 1 819 9771

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