[winecfg 8] Complete drive edit dialog, warn on lack of C drive, implement drive delete, code cleanups

Mike Hearn mike at theoretic.com
Fri Sep 12 07:18:59 CDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-11 at 16:47, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> But it's not the same, it's different. It's not what users expect.

I don't think it's a hugely big deal to be honest, I've yet to see
anybody have major problems with it in Gnome, the difference simply
isn't that huge.

> Windows is on 90% of desktops, KDE is on mode that 70% of Linux
> desktops. 

Hmm, I'd question those statistics, I know quite a few people who don't
use any desktop at all.....

> Which means 99% of people are used to OK/Cancel. 

95% of people are used to Windows, but we're building an alternative
nevertheless, which in some cases is quite different.

> I don't want to debate which one is better, this is not the point.

Well, I don't see why not. Basically you are saying that because
OK/Cancel is what people are used to, that makes it better.

> In fact, I might agree with you that instant apply makes sense.
> But the truth is that it's not such a big improvement, nowhere
> close to warant breaking from the status quo. Just think how
> weird this will look on a KDE desktop. Or to any Windows user,
> our target audience!

I thought our target audience was people who didn't want to be Windows
users anymore ;) 

> This has been tried ad nausaem before, and have failed consistently
> _every_single_time_. It just doesn't play to break consistency
> like so because you think in this case it is a bit better. What's
> the reasons to try it yet again, with very predictable results?

I think you are mixing up API improvements with UI improvements. When
Wine has tried to improve the API, yes it has failed but computer
programs are far less flexible than people, so it makes sense to try and
match Windows perfectly there. This program doesn't even have a
Microsoft equivalent, so I don't see any reason why we shouldn't try and
make it the best we possibly can.

thanks -mike

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