Extra Folder Columns and featurectomies

Unicorn.Consulting unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 22:51:34 UTC 2011


On 22/10/2011 2:54 AM, Kent James wrote:
> I just saw an update for the addon Extra Feature Columns, that 
> reversed a featurectomy of a few years ago. That addon now has 280,000 
> users! This is a massive count for an addon.
>
> It seems to me that is a pretty strong statement against that 
> particular featurectomy. Only a fraction of users use addons at all, 
> so this massive user base tells you that a pretty large number of TB 
> users wanted that feature.
>
> At what point does the user voice trump an old mistaken decision so 
> that the feature gets re-installed in the product? Standard8 seems to 
> have taken over the maintenance of this addon, so it has to be more 
> work to maintain the feature as an addon rather than have it in the 
> core product. And any feature that is useful to such a large fraction 
> of users should be in the core product. 
Somewhere over the quarter of a million mark obviously.  The compact 
folder addon, which is another featurectomy plug, is just short of the 
320,000 mark, and other than my bug to have in re included in Core, 
there is little or no interest.

Matt

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