A little shadow patch ...

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Fri Nov 12 00:11:55 CET 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 23:56 +0100, Nikolas Arend wrote:
> I think you got me wrong. I don't see why a configuration option is 
> making xfce
> heavier, slower and worse if the feature it is configuring is already 
> implemented. The
> feature is what makes xfce bloated, not the way it can be controlled.

Because that makes the gui bloated. A gui with an option for everything
and anything is simply confusing and useless.

> Of course, but if you signal everyone that patches concerning the 
> configuration stuff are a very delicate subject and have barely a 
> chance to be accepted, the movivation is probably low.

But that is not true, user options are by no mean a "delicate subject".
I am not against all options, but if someone sends a patch that
implements an option that doesn't fit, I don't see why I would accept
it. I am just keeping the project in sync with the global vision.

Again that doesn't mean the option is "bad", but it simply doesn't fit.

Every people who sends patch knows that, sometimes patches get accepted
sometimes not... I am not taking it mainstream, but someone else may
like it and use it.


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