On 12/21/2010 11:14 PM, Camilo Mesias wrote:
On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:32 PM, twohot wrote:
> No. One default can be better than another. Even if you take a
> subjective approach and take a poll. You'll get a clear winner ...
> subjective as the result may appear, you have a more acceptable art.
> It is important to provide a generally accepted winner than a winner
> accepted by a few.
I think the point is that the Fedora background and the Gnome one are
both likely to be technically excellent backgrounds. Users would get
along fine with either. A choice is more likely to be made on
religious grounds and any poll you take will be heavily influenced by
the opinions of the people polled.
There is nothing religious here, is all about identity, marketing and
If a user choice is really such a horrible UI then someone will have
to decide on a default. The person responsible will risk alienating
some people. The 'losers' will have to swallow their pride and we can
all move on to something that users will actually care about.
Ideally we would NOT vote (yes, I also think this is a bad way to make
the decision) but decide by consensus. We as a team tried to operate
this way all along (F10 was a bad exception we don't want to repeat).
nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro