Replacing network-offline (old version 2xmonitor) with NM wlan 0% signal strength icon

Martin Soto soto at informatik.uni-kl.de
Mon Mar 16 15:12:39 UTC 2009


On Mon, 2009-03-16 at 14:24 +0000, (``-_-´´) -- BUGabundo wrote:
...
> On Monday 16 March 2009 10:58:55 Mat Tomaszewski wrote:
...
> > The request to change the icon came originally from various OEMs we cooperate with
> 
> So OEMs now count more then Community?
> Thanks, that was exactly what *we* wanted to here.

I'm sorry to have to point this out, but this is the sort of attitude
that doesn't bring us any further. Actually, we simply don't know the
background here. For example, if these OEMs actually ran controlled
experiments, they have hard data that, as far as I can tell, no one in
the "open" community has. Unless we find a way to run controlled,
repeatable experiments by ourselves, all we are doing here is
bikeshedding, and hard data wins over bikeshedding anytime.

Additionally, I don't think that mailing-list bikeshedding is the right
way to design good interactive software, anyway. Canonical's design team
is definitely paying attention to us (as we can see from their active
participation in this list) but they are aren't making their decisions
solely based on our input, which, in my opinion, is also the right thing
for them to do.

Best wishes,

M. S.





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