Posted Aug 10, 2012 3:10 UTC (Fri) by slashdot (guest, #22014)
In reply to: Day: GNOME OS by thebluesgnr
Parent article: Day: GNOME OS
Well, extensions are good.
But obviously, having extensions doesn't excuse you from providing a configurable UI (esp. since all serious applications have supported toolbar customization since around 15 years ago at least).
Not only writing code is much more time consuming than configuring, but options never conflict, while there is no way to make arbitrary extensions not conflict.
For example, if you look at Firefox, you can:
1. Right click on toolbar, click Customize, and rearrange everything (buttons, URL bar, search bar, etc.) arbitrarily
2. Use a preferences dialog with quite a bit of stuff
3. Type "about:config" and configure anything with a list interface
4. Write and install extensions
This is what any serious software must provide, and that's obvious even to a beginning user.