ubuntu lacks ideas, firefox is full of ideas

Alexander rhettnaxel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 22:36:04 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Manish Sinha <manishsinha at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> > The Unity API is minimal. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/LauncherAPI I
> can't position, I can't edit, I can't remove and I can't add anything.
> You are comparing a very mature and years old product Firefox with a very
> recent app called Unity.
> I am not a Unity dev but I would personally prefer that they put more
> efforts in making Unity more stable and smooth than adding customization
> options and making the path towards breaking unity more easier.
> > You said you don't want customizeability (I mean, you make unity have
> unmodifiable defaults) and you said you want more apps (I mean, you put a
> huge effort in the Ubuntu Software Store), but these two things are a
> contradication, because *if we can't do anything,
> It isn't contradiction. Think about it, write an app which makes a
> beautiful UI for editing preferences already exposed by Unity. Put it in
> software center.
> Plus non customization doesn't mean it is contradiction to app
> development. If you are writing a word processor app or a media player app
> how does it matter that for that app to run Unity needs to be more
> customizable?
> > why should we develop apps for you*?
> What do you mean by we? It can be reworded as "why should *I* write apps
> for you". Plus I don't know where we are going with this *you* and *us*
> mentality.
> > Plus, Firefox writes tutorials that start from overview, allow to go
> in-depth, have examples and I think Ubuntu should do that too
> developer.ubuntu.com is aimed towards that
> -
> Manish
 I did not say "needs," distinct from *implies. *Manish you seem defensive
rather than helpful. Where can I get involved without directing me to
developer.ubuntu.com or providing me suggestions? Or ask me questions to
help you answer my questions?
Make love not war.

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