Code review comment for lp:~albertomilone/gnome-control-center/randr-virtual

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 07:03:18PM +0100, Alberto Milone wrote:
> > > On Thursday 29 January 2009 17:48:37 Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> > >> I very much appreciate Alberto's work in implementing this, but would
> > >> like to test the decision against our commitment to ease of use. I think
> > >> enabling or disabling this feature in X is an expert option. I think we
> > >> can choose to enable it, or disable it, and of course we can allow
> > >> experts to change that through a config file or through a rebuild, but
> > >> this capability *should not* be exposed to end-users as a GUI option. It
> > >> will create more confusion than it will solve.
>
> In any case this change is definitely something worth mentioning in
> the release notes together with some easy steps to re-enable this
> functionality.

Yes, mentioning it in the release notes is a good idea.

I think this emphasizes that our original plan of putting this in the
(expert user oriented) xorg.conf options editor was a better
approach.

You know, perhaps the 'dontzap' command line tool alone may be
sufficient to appease users upset by this change. It will at least be
relatively easy to document and a lot easier to maintain long term than
a gnome-control-center patch.

Bryce

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