[PATCH 1/4] Re: Do away with UI plugins and simplify calling the GUI

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Sun Dec 26 12:42:54 GMT 2010

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 05:09:39PM -0500, Leif Walsh wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Dec 2010, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
> > But you don't say what looks more critical to me: do you really use the
> > Blinkenlights UI? In which use case another UI can't do the job?
> Yeah, I do use it.  Of course I can sit there and watch some other thing
> scroll up the screen, it's not a huge deal, it just seems bold (at least)
> for a project to blow away a feature suddenly like this.

If you use this UI, I understand your point of view. Nobody complained
until you did. Which is something I have to consider, of course. But I
guess the amount of people using it is not so big.

OTOH, I have to wonder about _unmainted_ features or pieces of code and
no active developers revealed to maintain that branch. Notice we don't
"blow away" a feature since OfflineIMAP got other UI.

In fact, what looks most reasonable in the long run is to have one or
two good UI and improve them if it's needed (which probably is).

Rather than removing the Blinkenlights UI, we could move the
related documentation out and mark it as deprecated.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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