Some ideas for Amarok 2.0 based on foobar2k experience

Michael Pujos pujos.michael at
Tue Nov 14 23:00:36 UTC 2006

Leo Franchi a écrit :
> On Tuesday 14 November 2006 16:55, Michael Pujos wrote:
>>> Ultra high configurability is absolutely not what we are striving for. I
>>> believe it's the task of the developer to provide a good GUI, not the
>>> user's.
>> This is a valid design decision while a bit disappointing but I can see why
>> you'd want to retain a fixed, controllable UI. It's disappointing because
>> it's a bit conservative and some advanced users might want a different
>> customized UI to their needs or preferences. However on a development point
>> of view it's probably simplier.
> The reasoning begind our decision has much less to do with developmental 
> complexity and much more about user experience. We want amarok to be easy, 
> fun, and powerful to use. We don't cater to the 1% of users who each want a 
> certain thing to work their own exact way. We care about making a functional 
> powerful media player that 99% of users can love and enjoy from the very 
> first second---not after hours of downloading plugins and scouring forums.
> leo
I still think you can do both: present a sensible default UI without 
having to go after plugins, while being highly componentized.

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