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newRPL: Alpha demo 0.9 released [UPDATED 2017-10-25]
09-22-2017, 08:29 PM (This post was last modified: 09-22-2017 08:31 PM by Neve.)
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RE: newRPL: Alpha demo 0.9 released [UPDATED 2017-09-15]
(09-22-2017 06:35 PM)Claudio L. Wrote:  
(09-22-2017 02:35 PM)Neve Wrote:  Believe what you want.
I gave my honest opinion (which I am totally entitled to give), and you are welcome not to agree with it.
But if you can’t take public constructive criticism no matter how long you have worked on something, there is nothing I can do about that other than tell you: Don’t go public.
If you want to start an argument about semantics, I’m sorry to tell you you’ve got the wrong person. Am I a diplomat? No.

First I'd like to say... Walter, is that you? :-)

He is not taking the criticism, I am. I accepted your criticism, I even asked you for specific flags that you use in order to implement those faster, to turn your negative feedback into a development goal. That's the "constructive" part of the criticism, and I get it.

Good, ‘cause that’s all there was to see in it.

Quote: You are not a diplomat, that's clear. I'm not a salesperson, I'm a developer, so I'm not going to try and convince you to use something you don't like.

Nope, that I am definitely not indeed. I’m a system engineer and IT executive. I do like many things. But what I do not like is the interface that I find to crowded with two menu lines which, to me, are useless. I understand how it can be appealing to you or to some people. But on a screen that is already not that large, it’s not something I appreciate. Especially when you get older and when smaller fonts are becoming harder to read under low light conditions. Under normal conditions when you actually want smaller fonts, I can’t use flags to make the change, because these flags are not available.
Speaking of flags (but not only), as a general rule, I don’t like when options are removed and things are imposed. I like to have the ability to choose. If you want to make something better, and you have in more ways than I can list, don’t impose what works “for you”, or what doesn’t bother you, on others if you want to reach a broader public. Remember that, as a developer, you need to adapt your work to the need of the users not ask the user to get use to whatever vision you have of what they need. That sounds more like the Apple/Steve Jobs approach: “tell us what you don’t need, and will make sure you’ll need and impose them”
That includes the keyboard changes. Because, on top of having to learn (again) a somewhat different system rebuilt from the ground up, I don’t need nor want to have to remember what keys does what, just because they are now wired differently. That, to me, is another huge minus.
In other words: Freedom and flexibility.
I hope this all makes sense.

Quote: This is the first argument in almost 4 years of newRPL that turned toxic. Let's put an end to it now, shall we?
It's all good.

Don’t blame me (I know you’re not). I’m not the one who started to argue about semantics and made an attempt to turn this constructive criticism into a toxic topic.
As far as I’m concerned, all is good and I’m glad we are as well. I’ll be the first to be more than happy to re-install NewRPL, trust me! Keep up the good work!

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RE: newRPL: Alpha demo 0.9 released [UPDATED 2017-09-15] - Neve - 09-22-2017 08:29 PM

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