I think a perfect but simple aproach would be the one firefox has taken.<br>The basic browser has the main proferences/features needed in a browser, if you need something else you can use<br>the extensions interface to code it.
<br><br>I believe some apps in gnome already have a similar way of doing this with the use<br>of python interfaces & building python extensions for that interfaces (gedit 2.13 has this & maybe others). <br>Choosing a high level language like python makes it more simple to create this extensions so I think it's the way to go.
<br><br>If a dev thinks a feature is useful but not apropiate for n00bs he could code it as a python extension & not include it by default. The power user would know how to add this feature to the app & start using it. If every gnome dev agreed on this eventually every part of gnome could be extensible for the power user & still remain easy to use on a default installation for n00bs.
<br><br>my 2€<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 12/16/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Michael Shigorin</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 09:03:55PM +0000, Martin J Hooper wrote:<br>> Same here - I use mostly KDE when I use Linux. Having tried<br>> Gnome I find that it is not as configurable as I would like.<br><br>Maybe someone tells the GNOME usability kids the magic keywords
<br>"user level"? It's powerful approach invented quite long ago<br>(New Deal's GeoWorks AFAIR) which could resolve this knot.<br><br>It could be like, a single setting (maybe even not doable via GUI<br>at its default "n00b" level, just CLI or after
e.g. a year of<br>successful progress with a system) which would allow for the<br>"Advanced..." button to appear at the next level where it's<br>appropriate, and just stick e.g. another tab into dialogs<br>at yet higher level.
<br><br>This way, developers wouldn't have to live in flame ghetto for<br>that matter, being able to use proper features but not overwhelm<br>corporate users vendors care for (and hobby developers should not<br>have this requirement as a *must* IMHO).
<br><br>PS: maybe I've already tried to communicate this message here<br>(not willing to get onto yet another list for just that matter)...<br><br>--<br> ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
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