Papercuts remixed (was Re: What's the status of papercuts?)
axel.grude at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 17 11:30:44 UTC 2012
> On 11-07-12 11:33 , Joshua Cranmer wrote:
>> On 7/11/2012 11:20 AM, Wayne Mery wrote:
>>> Quoting Joshua Cranmer <pidgeot18 at gmail.com>:
>>>> On 7/11/2012 10:27 AM, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
>>>>> On 7/11/12 11:18 AM, Vincent wrote:
>>>>>> Maybe we can create a meta bug on bugzilla and ask for everyone to add its bug
>>>>>> to it. Then some "dictator" review it and remove all the bugs that don't seems
>>>>>> to be relevant.
>>>>> That's be confusing, I'm a bit against it. It generates a lot of bug mail :(
>>>> I have personally found bugzilla lacking in terms of being able to large-scale
>>>> bug management. Note that the various Firefox teams have all built their own
>>>> tools that pull data from Bugzilla but don't use it directly.
>>> examples, references would be welcomed
>> <http://mozilla.github.com/devtools/status/index.html#news> is the foremost example
>> in my mind. There's also <http://brasstacks.mozilla.com/orangefactor/>, but that's
>> solving a moderately different issue.
> Would http://www.joshmatthews.net/bugsahoy/ be a useful example, too?
>> One idea someone had for papercuts was a screenshot of Thunderbird where you could
>> hover over various parts and get the last of papercuts in various issues.
> Something like http://areweprettyyet.com/thunderbird/1/index.htm# ? ;)
I also must say that I have already encountered users who recently updated from
Thunderbird 3 to current and remarked how "ugly" it had become - a sentiment I partly
would agree to (although I might prefer using the term /"bland"/). I immediately
advised Theme installation for remedy.
In summary I think some UI improvements (such as monochrome icons or crippling large
icons) aren't strictly necessary if they are based around a certain aesthetic mindset;
they also have the disadvantage of taking away some of the individuality of this
application, and not always to the benefit of the users; 'nuff said.
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