Prefs Removal Proposal

Frédéric Buclin lpsolit at
Wed Aug 29 18:23:50 UTC 2007

> So instead of telling users to correctly configure their machines, we
> provide an additional configuration mechanism?

We provide something which works for all users who had problems with
their proxy. That's enough for me to keep it.

> It seems more irrelevant than the others. I can see vague use cases for
> them (although yes, of course, they are just as easy to work around).

Your workaround (adding a dot in a comment) is irritating. Better to
turn off the parameters in this case.

> Really? Including classifications, for example?

Irrelevant as the product automatically defines the classification the
bug belongs to.

> Who uses this stuff these days?

Probably not you. Not a reason to remove it, though. And e.g. Novell
uses it a lot, from what I heard.

> We hard-code a default, which is the default we've been using for N
> years now. As it's editable, people can always edit it if they don't
> like it.

And you still need a mechanism for this "special" saved search. Not very


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