David Bremner wrote:
On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:05:11 +0100, Patrick Ohly
> In Moblin and a Linux desktop, proxy settings should be part of the
> system, not of a particular program. In contrast to the SyncEvolution
> command line, sync-ui integrates with Moblin and GNOME and thus doesn't
> need separate settings for that.
Some of us do use sync-ui without gnome or moblin. I don't actually mind
configuring things from the command line, but I hope it won't get to the
point where I can't use sync-ui at all.
What Patrick said. I strongly oppose adding unnecessary configuration
settings to the UI (this includes things that are generally speaking
system settings or just uncommon syncevolution settings): every widget I
add inevitably lowers usability for the people who do not use that
widget and makes the design more difficult -- not much per widget but it
all adds up.
That said, I strive to never override things in the syncevolution config
if I can: I realise the options are there for a reason. Also, the line
for "necessary UI settings" isn't set in stone: current selection just
happens to be what we* decided on.
*) me, Patrick and Nick, a UX designer who is probably not on the list
but can be summoned here for discussion if need be