Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Default on or off
Re: Default on or off
From: Jonas Häggqvist <rasher_at_rasher.dk>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:40:09 +0100
Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
>> I would vote for new features which change existing functionality to be
>> disabled by default. Do we have a general policy on this?
> There is no written policy, but the general opinion among us developers
> is that the defaults should be as "sensible" as possible for the
> first-time user.
I agree. As Paul said, when adding a setting, the default should be chosen
using the following considerations:
1. Will changing the default behaviour help new and less technical users?
If so, change it.
2. If not, keep the existing behaviour.
The sorting change is a case of the first.
-- Jonas Häggqvist rasher(at)rasher(dot)dkReceived on 2009-03-19