Comment 62 for bug 332945

On Fri, 2009-03-27 at 19:29 +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> Nothing like a healthy debate.

Indeed. So let's kick it off with where we stand right now and that's
(afaik, correct me if I'm wrong) no notification icon anymore and an
update-manager window that pops up once-a-week (in absence of critical
updates) and interrupts me. Is this understanding correct?

I'm not sure I see how popping up windows in front of what users are
actively working on is good UI design.

I have caught wind that this popping up of windows might somehow be
molded into "morphing windows" or somesuch thing, that tbh, I don't
understand. Am I off base yet/still?

I guess the question is then, if windows popping up and disturbing one's
workflow is not the final UI design in all of this, will the final
design be done before Jaunty is GA? And if not, then why start exposing
users to this new way of doing things while it is still ugly, disruptive
and not complete state?