Re: some suggestions towards a Debian .desktop policy [Was: Warm up discussion about desktop files]
* Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> [110422 16:25]:
> Le vendredi 22 avril 2011 à 13:48 +0200, Bernhard R. Link a écrit :
> > * Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> [110420 17:44]:
> > > Le mercredi 20 avril 2011 à 17:30 +0200, Bernhard R. Link a écrit :
> > > > But for me having everything in the menu is its most important feature.
> > >
> > > It’s not a feature. It is a design mistake.
> > Speaking about design mistakes: You suggest to use the same field for
> > "This cannot be called directly" and "This should only be visible
> > after action of the user". And the same field for "This can only be
> > called in environment XYZ" and "This should by default only be shown
> > in environment XYZ".
> Where’s the difference? In both cases you want the user to be able to
> override that setting if he feels like it.
The difference is that a user has to know more when enabling stuff, as
they get shown many things were enabling does not make any sense.
And there is no way to say "show me everything in the menu", which is
especially bad for environments were assuming you know what they need
is even more likely wrong.
Bernhard R. Link