Re: window-in-window MDI

Your argument works against itself, too.  The feature that may "convert"
one user (which I find unlikely, but anyway) may discourage another from
using GNOME; perhaps that person is unaware that it is a customizable

Either way, I think these arguments are irrelevant.  I don't understand
why completeness is such a virtue in this case, if meeting that
completeness requires introducing something that is almost universally
recognized as being shit.  Microsoft knows it's shit, Apple certainly
knows.  GNOME should know it too.  We should be aiming not for
completeness (implementing every idea everyone has come up with, no matter
how good or bad it is).  We should be striving for quality.  We have the
advantage over things like Windows and MacOS in that we can learn from
their mistakes.

I vote that we let this beast rest in peace.


On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Derek Simkowiak wrote:

> 	I agree.  It won't hurt, and if it helps "convert" a single person
> (or application!) from the MS-Windows desktop to the Gnome desktop, it was
> worth it.
> 	If you don't like it, don't use it.  Some people like it, or it
> makes them feel more comfortable/familiar with their desktop (for
> whatever crazy historical reasons).
> 	I think it should be in there.  (I haven't seen the code, but I
> am assuming that it does not bloat the libraries or otherwise cause any
> harm)
> --Derek
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