Re: [Setup-tool-hackers] xst

On 20 Sep 2001 00:28:54 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-09-20 at 00:06, Chema Celorio wrote:
> > On 19 Sep 2001 16:31:15 -0400, Mitch Allmond wrote:
> > > sounds cool. One other thing that concerns me is the dialog boxes in the new
> > > gnomecc. There really should be a option on the main gnomecc window that allows
> > > things to open up in dialogs or in the main window. To some "me" the dialogs are
> > > very annoying.
> > 
> > One of our tasks is to define policy on how things should work. The
> > general consensus was that capplet embeding was really bad from a user
> > interfeace point of view. We decided to not embed capplets anymore. I am
> > sorry, but I believe the capplets will not be embedable again, not even
> > as a configruation option. It is hard to please everyone.
> Putting on my UI hat for a bit... options are our friends. Generally

I think options *can* be our UI enemies. Look at the sawfish or the
pannel capplets.

> speaking, it isn't our job to force decisions down the throats of users-
> it is things like this that we have preferences menus for.
> That said... capplets are complicated, and expecting them to be written
> to function sanely both independently and embedded may be too much. That
> decision is beyond the scope of my knowledge. I do know, though, that if
> it is possible it is the type of decision users should have and we
> should not be making for them.

Correct, we don't want to code the same functionality twice, maintain
two codebases and debug them.

Also think about how "customizable" is the MAC/OS. I would not expect to
see any UI customizations of this kind in a Machintosh. I believe that
we need to make this kind of desitions.


> Luis

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