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Re: Call for vote: Nautilus use Browser view for fedora 11



On Sat, 2008-12-20 at 00:00 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> You have to crawl inside the heads of the people whose minds you are
> looking to change, and think like them.

I thought we can get away from silly politics in a technically oriented
list.

Look Jeff, you are right that there were snide comments on each side.
But the pro-change people produced pretty good arguments for change:
  1. both Windows and MacOS (between them they cover something like 95%
     of computer users) use browser mode. These companies have done
     extensive UI studies which we can't afford.
  2. like it or not, (1) + the Principle of least surprise it follows
     that we shouldn't change from expected behavior lightly.
  3. all other major Linux distros (Ubuntu & Suse) use spacial, so
     what kind of meaning is there left in "upstream"?
  4. the change was initially pushed without any consideration to
     people preferences & expected behavior. If held to the same
     standards, it should have never been implemented.
  5. Google for "Ubuntu change nautilus to spatial mode" vs.
     "Fedora change nautilus to browser mode". In the first case,
     you get about 3500 hits (mostly of people _complaining_ about
     spatial mode), whereas in the second case you get over 10000
     hits for people trying to change to browser mode, complaining
     about spatial, or trying to vote for change.

Where there _any_ decent arguments for spatial? No, other than
a few people saying they like it, and plenty of suggestions for
going on wild goose chases. Thanks, but no thanks.

If the community can not have input even in clear-cut scenarios
like this one, you have to understand that people will feel 
frustrated and disappointed. Sad.

-- 
Dimi Paun <dimi lattica com>
Lattica, Inc.


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