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From: David Woodhouse <dwmw2 <at> infradead.org>
Subject: Re: Middle click, "dumbing down" Slashdotted
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.gnome.desktop
Date: Tuesday 24th September 2013 19:45:04 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On Tue, 2013-09-24 at 20:00 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> >   I think ”have not been publicised” is the exact pain point of
design
> > process.  Wider community has no insight into design until it's
> > finished.  And it's too late for a meaningful input at that point.
> 
> you need a design first, if you want to comment on it. also, to dispel
> a myth: no design is "finished". ever.
> 
> there is always time to fix things. 

I think the truth really lies somewhere in the middle. Or rather, it
depends on the *type* of feedback.

Yes, there's always time to tweak things after the design has been
implemented. But if you're trying to have input to the *core* of the
design, that's likely to be hard to change by then.

Now does seem to be about the right time to scream "you will take the
middle-click paste from my cold dead fingers".

Later, after the initial beta release, would be the time to say "oh,
that horrid thing you've done that I never use and keep accidentally
getting when I try to paste, and makes me want to throw my mouse out the
window? Let's make it green instead of blue".

-- 
dwmw2
 
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