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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Where is my Star Trek?

From: Bruce Sass <bmsass@...>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:33:11 -0600
On July 31, 2012 7:38:35 am Calvin Morrison wrote:
> Having any sort of configuration will just pile up and pile up. You
> still need to stick to a basic paradigm, like the classic desktop
> metaphor or a mobile interface. It's fine to have customizations, but
> it is best to be able to have a solid core. Without a clear focus like
> TDE has, it's easy to get lost. The are many different use cases and
> using a single product for all would result in an a giant bloated
> piece of software, without it being remarkable. By having one focus,
> we can continue to perfect and improve that, and put our resources to
> that end, instead of satisfying everybody - which is inevitably
> impossible.


What if you are clearly focused on providing the solid core of a single 
product for all... a project like that is not doomed to failure (e.g., I can 
install Debian on desktops, servers, and embedded devices), it is simply a 
matter of providing infrastructure which allows for the option of leaving out 
or including bits appropriate for the task.

As long as TDE doesn't arbitrarily close the door on any of the options it 
could potentially cater to as many tastes as there are competent cooks. It 
may well be that providing the polish/infrastructure needed to simply (from 
the user's pov) accommodate all kinds of weird (from the general pov) uses is 
a desirable, or at least reasonable, way forward... after all, by some pov, 
TDE is a niche product, maybe it should cater to niche markets.

- Bruce