Fwd: Is disabling ctrl-alt-backspace really such a good idea?

John Moser john.r.moser at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 01:26:06 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:37:49 -0500 John Moser <john.r.moser at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> This is engineering, not science.  There is no single answer that is right
> for everyone.

Engineering is science.  How do you think engines get improved on?
This is computer science... software engineering, particularly.

> It's 9 days until feature freeze, so if you want it different I suggest
> sending patches.

Obviously given the solutions I outlined above, 9 days is not enough.
You would want to rewrite some stuff in a big, complex, and critical
software product; then you'd have to test it, a lot.  AFAIK things get
kicked out of feature freeze for not being stable enough or
well-tested before freezing-- which, btw, is a very good idea.

My point was more that if you think it's wrong, you should suggest and
continue to advocate a better solution, even after all is done and
said.  Maybe the NEXT release will turn around and do something
different; maybe it'll be FIVE releases down the line.  Hell, maybe
Xorg gets replaced with something much better someone came up with
this morning over coffee.  Things eventually change, sometimes the
changes get changed.

If you don't like it, keep thinking of better ways.
> Scott K
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