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Subject: Re: Default settings for the release

Re: Default settings for the release

From: Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 18:32:29 +0100

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Thomas Martitz <thomas47_at_arcor.de> wrote:
> I think my proposal is just as reasonable to new users, and more reasonable
> to users who know what they do.

I disagree. I always dislike those initial setup wizards when
installing new software, especially in cases it isn't needed at all
(like those "Did you know" things). Defaults should be sane, not
asking the user. We should rather consider (hasn't it been decided
before anyway?) to have some basic "usage profiles" that the user can
select from when installing with Rockbox Utility, as that is the
preferred install method these days anyway; and the automated setup
methods could ask the user for that without any problem. That way the
defaults wouldn't be that important for most users and there is no
issue with people getting confused because something doesn't ask.

 - Dominik
Received on 2008-12-16


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