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Re: Announcing apt-watch: a Gnome 2 panel applet to check for upgrades

Matthew McGuire wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 04:51:04PM +0100, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> >
> > > Whatever you do, don't do the flashing. Flashing and animating draw
> > > far too much attention; effectively this puts psychological pressure on
> > > people to update immediately, as soon as there's a release. 
> > 
> > Why is this bad, exactly? 
> > 
> Because it is especially obnoxious, and inappropriate if the user is 
> using the unstable or testing distribution.

It may be worthwhile to read about Calm Technology at
http://www.ubiq.com/hypertext/weiser/acmfuture2endnote.htm use some of
those ideas to inform the design of this program. See also lavaps.

see shy jo

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