Firefox GTK+ Integration
Posted May 27, 2008 23:10 UTC (Tue) by dskoll
In reply to: Firefox GTK+ Integration
Parent article: Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
Yes, even if the GTK+ file browser is three orders of magnitude slower I'd rather use it.
* boggle * OK, you've got me there. :-)
Optimizing it in just one application at the expense of a consistent user interface is a poor trade.
Well, the Firefox developers still ship their own (fast) filebrowser, something no GNOME app does. Why is that, I wonder?
Consistency is overrated, IMO. If I wanted a brain-dead-boring "consistent" interface, I'd get a Mac (and I'd feel like I was wearing a straitjacket). I like my tweakable idiosyncratic interface, thanks, especially if it gives me a 1000x speedup.
Anyway... this is getting a bit off the original thread topic, which is that FF3 has introduced several important regressions. If printing used to work and is now broken with no workaround by printing to a file, I don't really care about developer goals or justifications. From my point of view, it's just a project moving in the wrong direction.
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