On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 03:15:05 pm Nicu Buculei wrote:
On 12/21/2010 03:39 PM, Camilo Mesias wrote:
> I think this is wrong:
>> Provide the *better* default.
> That assumes that there is such a thing as 'better' when really it's
> subjective. X might be better for Fedora, Y might be better for Gnome
And this is the crux of the debate we have here, do we want the better
for Fedora or for GNOME.
And why not to make happy both parties? :)
> and either might be equally good for a user!
For the user is important to have an *usable* wallpaper and a smooth
>> The default is what the users will see for the first time ans what the
>> reviews will feature. It is the first impression and is important.
> If there was a choice then the reviews would notice that, surely?
> Would they complain more about being offered a choice than about
> someone else's idea of the 'better' background?
Yes, asking for that choice would be bad usability and a real reason for
us to be shamed.
As much as I oppose having the upstream wallpaper as a default, I would
agree is better having it instead of asking the user to choose at the
wrong time (firstboot).
> I would be much more worried about first impressions of things like
> Gnome Shell than the background. If we provide Gnome Shell by default,
> will anyone even notice the background?
The plan from the Desktop people is to have the Shell as a default (if
it will be ready in time) and their intention is to use the upstream
wallpaper as default to emphasize this.
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