Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Fri Dec 16 10:29:02 GMT 2005

<quote who="Michael Shigorin">

> Maybe someone tells the GNOME usability kids the magic keywords "user
> level"?

You may wish to go back and look at the failures of user levels in projects
such as Sawfish and Nautilus. It merely serves to increase the combinatorial
explosion of preference overload. We've discussed it. We've tried it. It did
not succeed.

Plus there's a lot of weighty academic material written on this issue, which
we haven't ignored.

- Jeff

-- 2006: Dunedin, New Zealand     
  "Ever since GNOME development began, I have urged people to aim to make
    it as good as the Macintosh. To try to be like Windows is to try for
                      second-best." - Richard Stallman

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