Comment 262 for bug 332945

There was one dev that came here and stated (and to which I agree)
that "if the devs kept listening to everyones complaints Ubuntu
wouldn't have changed since 4.10". There are those that are truly
resistant to change and constantly badger devs because they didn't get
what they wanted. On that note, I think people are trying to bash
these devs in, like their the unlikely participants in a whack-a-dev

I'm not totally liking that theres no persistent notification of
updates (through an Icon or whatever), but like all ubuntu releases
there are changes that people have to get used to. It sometimes feels
like theres people who think they're the only one that matters when
opinions about changes are made, not thinking about all the other
users who _may_ like this feature.

Although it appears as if I'm on the side of a lot of people on here,
I really wish the personal attacks on devs would stop. It's just not


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On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 8:30 AM, getut <email address hidden> wrote:
> Although I do agree that some of the comments are a bit harsh, I also
> fear that if enough people do not squawk, and squawk loudly, this will
> be dropped.
> Many of the devs have come on here and shrugged this off with the
> statement, "You have a way to get the old functionality back so what is
> the big deal."
> How long will the ability to get the old functionality back remain if no
> one squawks? If no one squawks, will the gconf hack still work in the
> next release or two? The big deal is that the old functionality wasn't
> broken. Why change it.
> If we squawk loudly enough can we get the ludicrous idea of a POPUP or
> POPUNDER crushed under a train where it belongs and go back to the nice
> unobtrusive but persistent notification?
> I don't care if a popup or popunder comes up and does my entire days
> work for me automatically. If I didn't open the window, it shouldn't be
> there.
> --
> [Jaunty] Update Notifier icon would provide useful status information
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