Gräßlin: Client Side Window Decorations and Wayland
Posted Feb 15, 2013 15:23 UTC (Fri) by mpr22
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Spending more than five seconds thinking about the end user usually leads me to the following conclusions:
- Some of them (I'm tempted to say most, but...) want "exactly what I have, only better" - but can't be induced to give you any information about what might constitute "betterness".
- Some of them know what they want, and it's something reasonable and plausible that can be achieved on a sensible timescale.
- Some of them know what they want, and it's either self-contradictory or in violation of the laws of physics as we know them.
- Some of them want things that cannot be reconciled with things that other people want.
- Some of them have no idea what they want.
- Some of them know what they want, but will tell you they want something completely different that only resembles what they want in the way that Bizarro resembles Superman.
- Some of them think they know what they want, but will hate it when you give it to them.
(I wouldn't be surprised to find that I have myself fallen into each of the above categories at least once.)
If we look at the platforms that have achieved mass adoption, we find that they've all said "no" to at least some physically-possible ideas. This suggests a guiding principle that being able to say "no" is important.
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