On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 02:30:48PM -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 01:23:27PM -0400, Andrew Sayman wrote:
> > Luke Schierer wrote:
> > > I think we ought to consider putting up with a grayed out
> > > preferences tab *for the present* pending a closing of a related bug
> > > in gnome's tracker to deal with this situation. That way people
> > > would understand that the poor behavior is something gnome must fix,
> > > that way people would not be confused by the presence of browser
> > > prefs on their platform when a submitter doesn't see browser prefs.
> > This begs the question: What about the next time that they break it?
> > Why turn a gnome bug into a gaim bug?
> > --
> > Andrew Sayman
> As it stands, *our existing users* think gaim has a browser
> preference *for all environments* But this is not the case. IF
> gnome fixed this, then our users would still have had some period of
> time when they saw a browser page pointing them at gnome's
> preference. So on it being broke, they would remember that being
> there and even if it no longer is, would remember to complain to
> gnome, not to us.
I have filed gnome bug #307962 requesting that they improve the
usability of their browser preference. Overall, I think Sean is
right, in that if GNOME simply did the Right Thing, we would not be
here talking about this.