Papercuts remixed (was Re: What's the status of papercuts?)

Axel axel.grude at
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>:
>>>> 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
>> <> is the foremost example 
>> in my mind. There's also <>, but that's 
>> solving a moderately different issue.
> Would 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 ? ;)

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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