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Re: FESCo Meeting Summary for 20090424

Tom spot Callaway (tcallawa redhat com) said: 
> On 04/30/2009 03:08 PM, William Jon McCann wrote:
> > Look, calling our design the "Brave New World mixer" doesn't
> > particularly make you come across as someone we should be listening
> > to.  And frankly, if you can't see why it is dumb to have two entries
> > in the menu for controlling your sound and volume then well maybe we
> > shouldn't be listening to you.
> Remember kids, we probably shouldn't be listening to you. Red Hat
> Desktop == Smart. You == Dumb.

Wheee, double-sided pointless antagonism! Ah, the joys of fedora-devel
in its most common, mostly-useless form.

In any case, it *is* a fairly obvious point in user interface design
that giving users two identical choices that pop-up/run entirely different
things is a horrible UI. It confuses the new user, makes writing coherent
docs a mess, etc. I didn't really know that this was a debatable point.

Of course, I don't know that the proposed solution does this, since,
a week after it was proposed, a week after we've cut our last milestone
release, and less than two weeks before we cut the hopefully-to-be-shipped
release candidate, this proposed solution *has yet to land in any form
at all*. Given the stage of the schedule now, I find it pretty preposterous
that we're still considering changing things.


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