Comment 455 for bug 332945


Whoever made the decision (in this case probably some usability
expert), will have to at least reconsider his/her decision in face of
a real security risk even if to confirm it later. In my email, please
read developer in a more general sense, as someone in the development
team who is responsible for such decisions.


2009/11/17 Lionel Dricot <email address hidden>:
> Le mardi 17 novembre 2009 à 21:17 +0000, Paulo J. S. Silva a écrit :
>> That is a major point. If there anyone can mimic the pop-up behavior
>> using a website maybe, and I mean just maybe, we can get the
>> developers attention on this possible security role.
> This should *NOT* be a developer decision as it's only a matter of
> checking a box in GConf.
> This is an usability decision (and maybe also a security related
> decision).
> Some of the best developers out there are simply not able to think about
> usability (even if they often think they are) and some of the best
> usability specialists cannot write a Hello World. Definitely not the
> same job.
> --
> [Jaunty] Update Notifier icon would provide useful status information / new update-manager behaviour is annoying
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Paulo José da Silva e Silva
Professor Associado, Dep. de Ciência da Computação
(Associate Professor, Computer Science Dept.)
Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil

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