[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] [PATCH] Feature Request added : Kill the Mute function by clicking on the speaker icon.

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Nov 15 11:09:08 EST 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 15:19 +0000, Martin Dengler wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 05:38:14PM +0530, shanjit at seeta.in wrote:
> > From: Shanjit Singh Jajmann <shanjit at seeta.in>
> > 
> > Muting by clicking on the icon is killed.
> NAK.  This functionality was requested by a deployment[1], AFAICS.

I just spoke on IRC with the original requester, Raul.

He says that the feature seemed cool, but it was developed before the
roll-out so it could not be tested on actual users.

On the other hand, I have evidence that the feature causes trouble in
the classroom: in Mozambique, several children from 3rd, 4th and 5th
grade called the technicians to report that their laptop wouldn't speak
any more. Since this was the first week for everyone, the technicians
were also unsure what how to solve the problem and called me. The first
time, it took me one minute or two to figure out what had gone wrong.

So my proposal is: let's just remove this feature until someone comes up
with a better way to implement it and justification for its usefulness.

   // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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