[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Menu Policy - please read if you maintain a package with a .desktop file in it!



Hi,

Well, somebody needs to write an app that can edit the XML menu files
easily...

Dan

On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 17:29 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Fri, 14 May 2004, seth vidal wrote:
> > > I wouldn't expect most users to edit the menu at all.  They'll just use
> > > the default.
> > 
> > *boggle* what is the threshold to move from new user to power user - it
> > seems it is set a bit too low.
> 
> In the current situation where you have to edit xml files manually to edit 
> the menus I guess the "most users dont edit the menu" stands pretty well 
> :-/
> 
> > > Again, I don't think most users are going to want to spend time
> > > evaluating various applications.
> > 
> > Ok - so I have to ask - how many user interactions have y'all had?
> > (y'all == the people deciding this policy?)
> > 
> > I interact with users everday - more importantly users of desktop linux
> > systems and they pick over the apps all day until they find one they
> > like, then they cling to it like lichen on a cave wall.
> 
> Heh, nice expression :) The "most users" term bothers me here - maybe the
> average secretary in corporate environment isn't interested in editing
> menus or evaluating different applications but that's not the target crowd
> of FC, the last I heard.
> 
> I've absolutely nothing against having sane, good defaults in the menus 
> but too much of "we know whats best for you" is .. too much, especially 
> considering the target group of FC, half of which are hackers and the 
> rest on their way there I assume :)
> 
> 	- Panu -
> 
> 
> -- 
> fedora-devel-list mailing list
> fedora-devel-list redhat com
> http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]