[haiku] Re: Should we start filing tickets against Stack & Tile?

  • From: Niels Reedijk <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:41:29 +0100


2009/10/28 luroh <lurohh@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Niels Reedijk <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
>> I see the point, but we should be careful not to make the component
>> system to categorized. It will loose its usuability.
>> The founding fathers of Trac had a keyword field standard in the
>> interface. Somewhere in the process of adapting it for Haiku, this
>> keyword field was disabled. Maybe it can be reintroduced to allow some
>> sort of freeform tagging for cases like this?
> Well, not that it's up to me to decide, but freeform tagging sounds
> like a source for even more tag proliferation, to be honest. Not a
> biggie any way, just thought I'd mention it.

Well, it has a completely different purpose. The component field is
not only to help developers categorize the tickets, but it should also
be accessible to users and potential bug reporters who might be
looking for duplicates. I don't know about you, but I find a Stack &
Tile component very non-descriptive (and extremely specialized).

Freeform tagging is different, as the tags are meant to have meaning
to one or more people who agree on that meaning. It should be for
information that is only valuable for a limited number of people, not
for a general public.

Anyway, I do agree with you that it is slightly unclear where one
should put the bug reports for what you would call the 'Window System'
(very X11, but hey...) Perhaps we should think of a good place to
organize such a component.


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