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Re: Round 1

On Jan 14, 2008 10:33 AM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
2008/1/13 Laith Juwaidah <ljuwaida fedoraproject org>:
> What do you suggest?
I'm not going to suggest anything because I personally do not like the
idea of generating a background for uniqueness for a default. And
that's as far as I'm going to go with my personal opinion to avoid
shutting down a discussion that may hold a more palatable concept as
other people think about it. I'm open to persuasion generally.

But the idea of the re-using the smolt id for theis sort of automatic
uniqueness is definitely a specific implementation to be discouraged,
because there was a deliberate effort to restrict what smolt does so
that it doesn't leak information. Re-using the smolt id, in anyway for
anything runs the risk of doing exactly that.  Some people may very
well want to do it, but I very much doubt its not going to be a
technology that Fedora as a project will actively encourage people to
use.  I wouldn't want to encourage to use an ssh key or password to
algorithmically generate a desktop image, and i think we should
respect the smolt id in a similar fashion.
The idea of using smolt to generate unique backgrounds is that it will encourage people to send their profiles. Plus, all the reviews I read about F8 liked the idea of using an animated background. It'll be a good thing if we use a different trick every new release.
In my opinion it's a pretty neat feature, people like "cool" stuff.




Laith Juwaidah
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