On Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:07:12 +0200, Martin Pluskal
My understanding is that idea behind this poll was to
figure out if
there is big enough minority of chromium users to justify more
investment in its testing - and it seems that there is. How would a
different question change the result?
A different question could have changed the results because asking what
the user's current default is is not the same thing as asking what the
user wants the distribution-wide default to be. It is possible for
people to give different answers to those two questions. (For example,
some people may use a particular browser because it is geared towards
their own idiosyncratic needs, yet recognize that a more general-purpose
browser would be a more sensible default for the general public.)
It is also evident that some people declined to participate in the
poll as a result of the mismatch in questions, which could have altered
the distribution of the results.
How would including other
browsers affect the outcome? Who was forcing users to choose - did
someone point a gun to your head and ask you to choose between
chromium and firefox?
Of course no one was forcing anyone to choose. But why are you so
quick to disregard the preferences of those who were prevented from
participating by the poll's false dichotomy?
think there's anything we can or should infer from the
of this poll.
Would you mind defining who is "we"?
"We" means the community of openSUSE developers, contributors, and
users, of which I am a longstanding member. I am not, at this moment,
serving the project in the role of a release manager, but I think my
opinion ought to count for something, especially since it was
specifically solicited in this thread.
I am all for reconsidering system defaults and preferences whenever
there is a reasonable suspicion that this is warranted. And I am
certainly open to members of the community gathering evidence in order
to support or reject such suspicions. All I am objecting to in this
particular case is the manner in which this evidence has been gathered,
which I don't think was done rigorously enough to reach any conclusions.
Free Software developer, ferret herder, logologist