Comment 329 for bug 668415

On 02/20/2013 04:52 PM, Adam Porter wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM, Mark Shuttleworth
> <email address hidden> wrote:
>> if the feature was really that important, someone would have
>> stepped up to do it *properly*.
> "Properly" as defined by you. You set the bar wherever you want, and
> if someone doesn't jump high enough, it's not good enough.
>
> You want us to use your software, but when we tell you your software
> isn't meeting our needs, you tell us to fix it ourselves. But then
> when someone does so, you say that he didn't do it "properly." It
> isn't hard to read between the lines here. Just be honest and admit
> that you don't want the feature implemented.

Just because we disagree is no call to suggest that I'm dishonest.

Here's how I'd frame it. I think it's highly unlikely that you can move
the launcher to the right, top, or bottom of the screen without tripping
over lots of other aspects of Unity. On the tablet, we use the bottom
edge for app controls. Perhaps that won't turn out to be relevant for
the desktop, but I think it's too soon to rule that out. And we use the
right edge for the side stage, which will be on both tablet and desktop,
so that's an awkwardness.

You may have better insights than I. But I've not seen any coherent,
complete articulation of how it would all fit. Just demands from the
perspective of folk who are used to a particular workflow. That's fine -
Ubuntu let's you achieve that with any number of third-party tools.
That's great, use them, and we'll get along fine.

Now, I like to be wrong, because that's when we learn. Show how it would
all fit together, and I'll come around.

Mark