A tricky situation in malone bug 60995
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Mon Oct 22 13:36:21 BST 2007
On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 12:59:13PM +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 06:17:24PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 17:27 -0700, Martin Olsson wrote:
> > > I really really would like to see "BACKSPACE as BACK" working in
> > > Firefox. I think this is the kind of polish bug that makes a lot of
> > > people stay away from ubuntu (beyond hardware problems of course).
> > >
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/60995
> > >
> > > Is there any established process for dealing with this type of
> > > situation. The bug is very very old so I think some kind of "decision"
> > > needs to be made on the issue. Maybe some kind of ubuntu board or some
> > > benevolent dictator person or someone could arrange some voting or whatever?
> > >
> > You would have to successfully argue why one binding is better than
> > another, countering any argument against that binding.
> > Assuming that, the best way to start the discussion is to do as you've
> > done, and begin a thread on ubuntu-devel-discuss. If this is a major
> > issue, it should get a lot of replies and discussion.
> Another consideration here is that changes to the defaults like this need to
> be discussed with Mozilla upstream, as it's important to them that the user
> experience in Ubuntu be reasonably consistent with their builds.
> This was the old default, and they changed it, presumably for good reason.
indeed, my decision to not revert the upstream change was based on the
fact that this isn't really something that is ubuntu specific. So all
these arguments should apply equally to other linux distributors.
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