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Month: November 2013

Re: [trinity-users] "Improving"/"Modernizing" the Look of TDE Considered Harmful

From: James Gholston <jamesg@...>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 15:35:21 -0600
On 11/17/2013 03:12 PM, Lisi Reisz wrote:

 >For some of us bling actually hampers functionality, and the designers
of bling appear to have little interest in how the thing works.  (In
my experience the same applies nowadays to cookers and kitchen
sinks - functionality is being abandoned on the altar of bling!)<

Can we agree that bling needs to be subordinate to 

It's not that TDE doesn't have any bling -- it's that it's bling isn't 
the latest set of flavors of bling.

...That and that we still have a desktop instead of pretending every 
device is a telephone or pad.

...And what used to be considered a CPU and RAM intensive environment 
has, over time, mimicked other systems once considered to be bloated -- 
like Multics, which is insanely tiny by today's standards.

First and foremost,/I believe/ we need to not break people's workflow or 
settings.  I'm all in favor of expanding the range of possible visual 

We've always been heavily tweakable.  I could appreciate adding some 
carefully considered additional features and options that don't impart 
my workflow or force me to make aesthetic changes I don't want.

We're old school and heavily customizable.  These would be 
counterproductive to change as they are our 'why.'

We should feature what TDE is, not run from it.

James Gholston