[maemo-developers] Why should it be so hard and should I even bother with Extras for fremantle?

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Mon Nov 2 22:17:13 EET 2009
On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 06:47 +0100, Benoît HERVIER wrote:
> Are you all kidding ? seriously ?
> "The bug "Way too geeky to present to most users" should, IMHO be an
> 'extras user/*' criteria."
I am serious.

For goodness sake.... didn't you spot that the device ships with a
Facebook applet? If the device is to succeed then even people who
believe horoscopes must be comfortable using it!

"Accidentally" presenting them with a network sniffer application is,
IMHO, a user experience bug.

> Does we need to come back to the old days where each user have his own
> repository ? To be honest i ll be far away easier to do than the
> actual one.

Well, yes - and clearly NO.

But through the marvel of views and filters we can tailor a single
repository to multiple kinds of user.

Maybe have the HAM run in 3 views:
  casual : games, social, media, music
  professional: spreadsheets, sync apps
  technical: network sniffers, encryption tools, CLI


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