Alexander Sack asac at
Tue Feb 24 11:51:39 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:18:03AM +0000, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
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> Matthew East wrote on 23/02/09 13:29:
> > 
> > I wonder if it would be appropriate for inclusion of
> > gnome-control-center to be considered again for Jaunty.
> > 
> > I still think that the points made in my email below remain valid in
> > Jaunty - for me the absence of a structured preferences menu is the
> > main problem that stands out at me from Ubuntu's otherwise awesome
> > desktop. There wasn't really a very comprehensive discussion of the
> > issues when I raised this back in August 2008.
> >...
> The problem with gnome-control-center is exactly the same now as it has
> been for the past three years: it's faster to use if you don't know what
> you're looking for, but slower if you do know -- because you have to
> wait for, and close, two windows instead of one. It also takes up far
> too much screen space, making it netbook-incompatible.

I think the netbook point is a valid one in general, but should
be relatively easy to fix.

The other point i don't really agree. Preferences/Administration is
something you don't do as part of your daily job. So top priority
should be that you (and more importantly: new users) can find what you
want and get that done easily. The time it takes to open/close dialogs
should come second for now.

 - Alexander

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