open tasks, jobs, unmaintained stuff, etc.

Germain Garand germain at
Fri Mar 5 21:19:42 GMT 2004

Le Vendredi 05 Mars 2004 21:10, Zack Rusin a écrit :
> On Friday 05 March 2004 15:42, Andras Mantia wrote:

> >  In general having an application for the settings which do not
> > appear in any config dialog is a good idea, and if those settings
> > have documentation, it's even better. Just don't fall over the other
> > side of the horse...
> It's not like anyone would be going around and removing options behind
> your back. You make it sound like there's a conspiracy around a corner
> and me and my four hoursmen of apocalypse are gonna go around cvs and
> force my will on everyone. That's simply not true : you as the
> maintainer will always decide where to draw the line.

aren't you providing a very tempting way for application programmers to
totally neglect the careful crafting of option dialogs?

While we are drawing horses analogies, I'll mention the greek, wooden one :-)

>  If you want to
> have dialog with 5000 options, that's your choice and you're free to go
> that route. And it's not like having kcfg files would force you to be
> removing options from your application. These two aren't mutually
> exclusive but completment each other.

and how will you know beforehand if the option you want is to be found via the 
application's settings, advanced settings, or via kregedit alone?

duh, you won't. 
So you'll end up firing the most common denominator, 
whether you like it or not...

Timeo danaos et dona ferrentes

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