[haiku-commits] Re: haiku: hrev43984 - src/apps/deskbar

  • From: John Scipione <jscipione@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 01:15:09 -0400

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Matt Madia <mattmadia@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 16:54, John Scipione <jscipione@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> Just remember: Haiku is about "sensible defaults, not maximum
> >>> configurability."
> > You are right, we should remove all non-English language support,
> English is
> > a sensible default, we don't need all that configurability. :)
>
> That's a nice little quip. Useless, too.
>

What I was trying to articulate was that the maxim "sensible defaults, not
maximum configurability.", while reasonable, has limits.

There is certainly a lot more configurability that could be added to the
clock -- making the separator makers (:) flash, turning AM/PM off in 12
hour mode, adding the date on it's own line below the time, setting the
hour to always take 2 digits as in 01:24 instead of 1:24, using an analog
clock instead of a digital one, making a bell sound on the hour, adding
support multiple clocks in different time zones, and much more. So I
haven't nearly reached "maximal configurability" and I'm not trying to.

> But seriously, exposing a few sensible clock options is fine, seconds,
> time
> > zone, day of week. I don't want anything too crazy.
>
> What seems sensible to one person, is needless to another.  Like
> Humdinger mentioned -- is displaying ones timezone that needs to be
> done at all times? Or is it something that is useful only once in a
> while (e.g., calculating timezone differences for setting up meetings)
>

For some yes, for other no, that's why it is a preference, You can turn it
on and off as you wish. And it is off by default which is a "sensible
default". If it is really egregious I can take it out.


> I also agree that using the time settings in Locale seems more
> appropriate than having Deskbar's preflet affect the locale/timezone
> settings.
>

Well it doesn't affect the timezone setting, you do that in Time
Preferences, it merely displays it. The only locale setting Deskbar changes
is whether or not you use a 12 or 24 hour clock.

John Scipione

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