On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 11:55 +0200, Jiri Eischmann wrote:
> Am I the only one who doesn't see any improvement in this solution?
On Apr 20, 2012, at 7:52 AM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
I've said from the beginning that I think the best solution is to
regular window, either just autostarting the installer or offering a
'install or just try uninstalled' choice. I'm not claiming that the
notification is a fantastic solution.
The improvement of the notification over the extension is that it
doesn't break some of the basic shell design choices by forcing itself
between the system status and the clock on the top panel.
Exhibit A: Notification doesn't have translations. It is also not persistently
Exhibit B: The button/extension inherits translation, it is persistently discoverable.
Exhibit C: Autostarting the installer on a LiveCD is user hostile, totally untenable. Put
such a Live CD into a flaming bag of dog crap, with optional sparklers for further
Exhibit D: A regular window will be closed by the user, and now where is the installer?
Not persistently discoverable.
Exhibit E: The basic shell design is asinine and indefensible. A Desktop folder, contents
of which do not show up on the desktop. That's what started this problem, for which
there was previously quite a universally accepted means of persistent discoverability of
the installer icon.
If not the button, I'd propose an enduring hack to restore sensible desktop icon
functionality and my right to a cluttered desktop.