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Subject: Re: Re: cvs: apps playlist.c,1.37,1.38
From: Robert Tweed (robert_at_killingmoon.com)
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From: "Eric Linenberg" <elinenbe_at_umich.edu>
> I too agree. The more options the better. I don't hear anyone
> complaining about too many options.
I've already done so once, and I'll briefly state the reason again. If there
are a huge number of mostly unnecessary options added, we get "bloatware",
much like Microsoft office (90% of users only use 10% of the options). That
results in something that is too big to efficiently do what it was
supposedly designed to do, instead of a small, lean, efficient tool.
Evefy time we add another option, we increase the binary size, and increase
the complexity of the UI; neither of which is a good thing. Obviously, if
this is balanced by a *genuinely useful* option, then it is worth adding. If
not, someone needs to make the decision to drop the option completely.
I want Rockbox to do everything it is supposed to do, do it well, and do
some other cool things that are *useful* (I include the games, BTW, because
I think it's good to have them for when you are stuck in a lift, or
whatever...) I don't want to see hundreds of options that no-one ever uses
and very few people even remember what they do. This is one major problem
with open source stuff; one that hopefully we will avoid.
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