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RE: [cross-project-issues-dev] Now that the party is over...

I've replied to this on the newsgroup.

From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Smith, Randy D
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 1:40 PM
To: Cross project issues
Subject: [cross-project-issues-dev] Now that the party is over...

Third, and eclipse.newcomer has highlighted this for me, can I make a plea for a “refresh” on Ed Burnette’s call for discussion in under the “User experience” project heading? When he first posted, there was a lot of silence, then a flurry, then more silence… I think we were all too intent on getting Callisto out to consider “what next”. Now that we’re at “next”, I’d like a serious consideration of his proposal, and (surprise) I’d like to raise the possibility that we dismiss the idea and just go ahead and concede the “out of the package download experience” to NetBeans and whatever VENDORS want to productize Eclipse. Seeing the level of inexperience DROP post-Callisto on eclipse.newcomer (IMHO), I’m just not sure we’re up to the task Ed is proposing. Why spread ourselves too thin? Why not focus on our true “core values”, which are to provide the best platform for others to productize? (Alternatively, I want to so incense people with my “concede to NetBeans” counter-proposal so as to incite a real effort to go beyond our core values to adding a new one… best out-of-the-box experience. I’m just not sure we’re up to it!)




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