Re: A question about procedure regarding a desktop environment policy

On Чтв, 2004-02-19 at 16:45 -0800, Evan Martin wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 05:46:25PM -0600, Gregory Merchan wrote:
> > What is preventing GNOME form dropping sloppy focus support?
> Supporting the existing user base.  Users expect sloppy focus because
> it's the Unixy thing we've grown up on.  Removing it is similar to
> removing the terminal---sure, a terminal is not what people expect out
> of computers these days, but supporting new users is not our only goal.

Those users can use gconf-editor.

> ---Stop reading here, second-hand-opinion follows---
> I maintain the GNOME install for the undergraduates at the University
> of Washington, which is a pretty big school in a pretty influential
> location (many of my friends end up at Microsoft).  I can assure you
> that telling people they'll have to set a registry key (I've heard
> gconf-editor called that, especially from those who dismiss GNOME as yet
> another Windows knockoff) to get sloppy focus will just make them more
> insistent that GNOME is a waste of our time.
> Are those the users you're willing to alienate?

They need to drop their prejudices and then think again about whats a
good idea and what not.

Markus Bertheau <twanger bluetwanger de>

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