[sugar] Write needs your help (was Re: Programming environments on the XO)
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Thu Jul 17 20:42:23 EDT 2008
On 17 Jul 2008, at 20:37, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> $0.01: we shouldn't feel like shipping unsugarized apps is a failure:
> better an working app w/ crappy UI than no working app at all!
Sorry to disagree Scott. I'm not so sure... One 'crappy' UI or weak
security riddled activity, leads to a dozen more, and then suddenly no
one bothers and it's just a rush to slam in every random feature under
the sun – I see a bunch of deviants creeping in and drifting from the
Sugar spec already (won't mention names). I understand many hard core
developers don't have much interest UI wise, that they think it just
visual 'fluff' around their efficient set of classes (I blame badly
taught CS classes and different personality types), but UI has a very
large impact on user experience, and it is a good chunk of the reason
that most *nix desktops have taken __SO__ damn long to get to
mainstream (and perhaps why Apple are riding such a good wave just now).
As they say, one rotten apple can put you off the rest of the basket.
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