Matthew Paul Thomas
mpt at canonical.com
Thu Oct 4 08:52:24 UTC 2012
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Sebastien Bacher wrote on 28/09/12 09:02:
> Le 28/09/2012 04:18, Jeremy Bicha a écrit : ...
>> - Ubuntu has 46 patches for gnome-control-center 3.4 in Quantal;
>> Debian Wheezy has 6.
> Yeah, though 10 of those 46 are git*, e.g upstream backports,
> that's still quite some patches though.
I've previously offered to review the list of patches. Probably we can
drop some of them.
>> - An example of the most extreme patching is the
>> Appearance/Background panel.
>> And this is what GNOME is doing now:
Wow, that's completely bonkers. I can't even tell how someone is
supposed to change the background. (Is that a giant button?)
>> How are we supposed to merge those two designs and are we
>> dependent on getting Canonical to redesign this panel now that
>> GNOME has redesigned theirs? It would make the work a lot easier
>> if the Unity-specific stuff were moved to a separate panel.
> Yes, seeing the new design I think it would make sense to make a
> new panel for unity rather than keeping to patch over the
> background one.
If users have to care which parts of Ubuntu are "Unity" and which
aren't, we've screwed up.
Given that, and given that the upstream "Background" is crack, I think
the best option is to to keep our existing forked panel.
>> - A second example is the pointless extra icons next to Personal,
>> Hardware, and System which was done wrong so it's broken if you
>> use Adwaita or worse, any of the accessibility themes, or almost
>> every theme really:
> That's going away, the design of the grid screen in 3.6 is close of
> ours, I don't intend to keep patches for such minor details
> (especially if those create issues like the one you are pointing
Those icons are a prime example of a patch that should be dropped. :-)
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