Why and why.
wgrant at ubuntu.com
Sun May 2 10:38:31 BST 2010
On Sun, 2010-05-02 at 09:59 +0800, Christopher Lees wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 12:00 +0100, George Farris wrote:
> > > Wait just a bit. The problem is that the notification area is a poor
> > > replacement of the window list. Instead of big strips with an icon and
> > > a title, it's just a tiny icon. And that icon even has arbitrary
> > > behavior. The idea is to get rid of the notification area *and* to
> > > reintroduce the removed features in the window list, application
> > > indicator, or any other place where it is actually appropriate.
> > Well then IMHO it should probably have been left at the old behavior
> > until it was ready. Why totally mess people up with something they have
> > been doing for "years"? It seems an odd and very broken decision
> > process. Just sayin!
> Ubuntu does things by a process of evolution, not revolution. If they'd
> not introduced Indicator Applet until it was a finished design, then it
> would have probably been incredibly buggy and unusable for everyone
> except the developer. The way it's been done has ensured that bugs get
> fixed the whole while by community testing.
But they didn't have to do the first stage in an LTS that people will be
using for three years.
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