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RE: Re: --dry-run

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2004-04-14 00:05:46 CEST

There are times where a users needs training in a new tool to be able
to benefit from its improvements. This might well be a good case for
adding FAQ entries rather then need for UI changes.


At 13-04-2004 20:52, James Montebello wrote:

> >I guess it *could*, but you're the first person in 4 years to ever
>notice or care
> >(or at least mention it). Maybe you could persuade the dev@ list that
>this is a
> >pressing UI issue...?
>I guess I've read this just one too many times on this list. What you
>and perhaps many on the dev list fail to appreciate is that with the
>release of 1.0, you instantly attracted the interest of "non-core"
>users, and as the audience gets wider, it will also encounter more
>people who are less expert in using source control, and who are
>certainly less expert in using beta-quality software.
>Trying to handwave away what are generally trivial-to-correct UI issues
>with "no one ever asked for that before" isn't the way to make your
>software attractive to a wide audience. Things like very confusing
>error messages that appear to have nothing to do with the actual
>problem, or inconsistent use of command line flags, are easy fixes that
>can actually make a big usability difference.
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