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Re: Bugs in default GNOME etch?

Am Dienstag 16 Januar 2007 17:55 schrieb Michael Banck:
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 05:22:51PM +0100, Tim Dijkstra wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:03:15 +0100
> >
> > Loïc Minier <lool+debian@via.ecp.fr> wrote:
> > >  Just FYI, I *personally* would prefer an evince entry in the menu as
> > >  well, but I prefer keeping close to the usability policy defined by
> > >  upstream.
> >
> > Well we shouldn't keep ourselves hostage of stupid upstream behaviour,
> > should we?
> Contrary to us, GNOME (in this case RedHat) actually employs usability
> experts.  Who are we to think we know better?

Well, because usability is no science where only one thing is the correct 
thing to do? Are the Gnome usability experts do usability tests with new 
users of Gnome?

Actually, both ways have a good usability from a specific POV, depending which 
parts of a user base (each having specific assumptions about how things work) 
you look at.

> The relevant upstream bug is
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=312399
> if you want to have more information about this.

If you actually read it, you see the points that were also in the thread, 
here. Either eog and evince (and all other viewers) are to be hidden or both 
should be visible. Everything in between is actually bad usability.
Looking at the problems mentioned in the above URL, it's better to avoid the 
mentioned problems and unhide them for now, and change that when those 
problems are resolved.

And since they are unhidable, the Gnome people show that they were not _that_ 
sure about the thing with the hidden viewers. They weaken their point with 
such a possibility.


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