On 05/03/2012 07:11 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
No, in other words, if the user's intent isn't clear, the program should
/ask/, so that it doesn't do things the user doesn't want.
In other words, just when we got rid of disruptive warnings you are
siggesting to return one of them and add another one so that the first
one wouldn't feel lonely? :)
Or you could do what has already been suggested and make it possible for
the user to indicate his intent by making the default behavior
configurable. To make the non-default behavior easily selectable, you
could add appropriate OS context menu, command-line and GIMP File menu
options for the user to indicate explicitly what it is s/he wants to do
in any particular case.
It would seem that even though it would be eminently possible to achieve
the functionality that is desired for the target audience without also
screwing over people who are harmed by the new behavior, there is no
desire to do such a thing, because that would not line up with the
"vision" of the application.
It seems clear to me at this point that either you are too invested in
your work and backed into a corner at this point to be able to admit
that there is any room for improvement, or you really /are/ trying to
drive away users who aren't part of your target audience.
So be it. I'm done with this list.
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