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Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at
Tue Oct 15 00:00:41 BST 2002

On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 10:39:38PM +0200, Martijn Klingens wrote:
> > > There are not many features that justify ignoring feature and
> > > string freezes,
> >
> > i still insist that this is no _new_ feature. :)
> >From a GUI POV it definitely is...
now which pov is the right one? other new features which were considered
usability bugfixes were simply added up to shortly before the hard
freeze. note that i posted the first version of the patch before the
hard freeze according to the updated release schedule. i don't remember
if the commit was still within the timeframe.

> > the only critical part of the whole stuff was the partial rewrite of the
> > unlock dialog. anyway, the code got quite some hammering in suse's beta
> > test already.
> Apparently not much usability testing though...
well ... :}
but that was not the question now. :)

> > > Sure, but you bring the feature now to a large audience, several
> > > orders of magnitudes larger than you used to.
> >
> > no, as it's disabled by default.
> ... but still have to make sure it works reliable for those that
> enable it
it does within the defined goals.

> or at least add some big fat warnings to the users. And the challenge
> is to do that without breaking the string freeze ;-)
nah, nobody reminded me to add this to the confirmation box when i
posted it. now two days more passed ...


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