distrowatch comment: "Ubuntu Breezy Badger - is it too dumbed
milouny at gmx.net
Fri Dec 30 15:50:16 GMT 2005
> Eric Dunbar wrote:
>>> I know. It's called the "we know what's good for users and they don't"
>>> Not to worry, you're not alone. There are developers of all manner of
>>> operating systems, GUIs, programs and whatnot, who use the same
>> Every developer HAS TO USE the "we know what's good for users and they
>> don't" approach.
> How odd.
>> WITHOUT IT, YOU CANNOT WRITE SOFTWARE FOR OTHERS!!!
> And why not?
What a nonsense discussion here to keep repeating that developers are
too arrogant to listen to their users. Paraphrasing the choice of
developers as them saying "we know what's good for users and they don't"
(as it is done here) is a misleading rhetorical trick, Scott.
What are we trying to say? Is it
a) Having a perspective with the Gnome platform and trying to implement
it consistently is a bad thing,
Or is it
b) Trying to follow a consistent path is ok, but only as long as it is
exactly your path.
Developers must make a choice, because there are always people in the
community with opposing wishes.
Of course mistakes have been made, and of course there are people in the
Gnome community who fail to be gentle to their users at times. If so,
express you thoughts with nuance and do a proposal on how to improve
things. Just repeating over and over that devs completely ignore their
users is pointless.
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