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Re: Unnecessary changes

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 08:18:56 -0400

On 2008-09-01, Math Random <random0xff_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> After updating to 1.5 I was unpleasantly surprised by the new 'visuals'.
>
> The overlay icons are now just a blur. There was nothing wrong with the old
> ones, why the change?

They seemed to be an improvement for me.

> The background images in some of the dialogs are also distracting. They
> don't add value, because the dialogs are distinguishable.

I never even noticed them until a few people whined about them.

> Don't spend too much time working on frivolous updates (icons, background
> and other graphics like a raindrop effect on the banner in the about box)
> because your target audience is not helped by that.

Who are you to say who the target audience is? What's "frivolous" to
you may be the final polish required to get acceptance in a picky
corporate environment that's more concerned with appearances than
functionality.

Are you certain that the individual(s) doing the graphics are taking
time away from code development? On most projects, the visual effects
are not done by the same people who are working on core functionality.

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