Comment 36 for bug 390508

Ankur, please post the patch here; we'll be able to validate that it works
and it will serve whoever else feels encumbered by the current state of

MPT: I seriously appreciate the work involved in creating a consistent
framework for notifications. It's just that you went only one step too far.
Like a lot of people and I have said before, having a good set of defaults
does not require you to eliminate the override option. That's really
arrogant. There's no benefit to you or anybody else in doing that, and you
have consistently failed to prove otherwise.

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On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Marco Chiappero <email address hidden> wrote:

> I'm really really really disappointed.
> Sorry Mattew, but what the hell are you saying? "We think we can set more
> consistent and reliable durations for users automatically than diverse
> application developers ever could manually.". You're not supposed to do
> that, you should not do that, you don't even knot how to do that because you
> know nothing about the message semantic. You are telling us that you our own
> decision is much better than mine or the application one which knows the
> messages content? You know better than me in deciding what I want and what I
> need? Really? That's ridiculous...
> These are really good reasons, while still waiting for reasoning from you
> (I'm ignoring the nonsense above, "consistent" means absolutely nothing
> here) about this bug (yes, it's a regression). Honestly, who cares about
> what you think it's best, people do care about properly working and useful
> software. People want good defaults, not stupid behaviours. That's indeed
> your job, not preventing people from doing fine their own job.
> A little though: where is the innovation in Ubuntu? Is this all the
> innovation Ubuntu is supposed to provide, breaking things? How brilliant...
> I think I will revert to debian testing, much more recent software and no
> blind developers.
> Sorry for the hateful message, but I think you really deserve it.
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