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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4] ui/cocoa.m: Adds console items to the View m

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4] ui/cocoa.m: Adds console items to the View menu
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 15:49:07 +0100

On 11 May 2015 at 15:38, Programmingkid <address@hidden> wrote:
> On May 11, 2015, at 10:33 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> They're the menu entries we have in the GTK UI. If you want
>> pretty names then you should fix this in the common code
>> so that any UI that wants to display pretty names can do
>> that. Having the OSX UI do things differently is not a
>> good idea.
> I know your big on having the interface be consistent between
> operating systems, but my experience is Linux users use only
> Linux software and Mac users use only Mac software. It is possible
> there is someone out there who uses both the Mac OS and Linux
> versions of QEMU. I'm just not going to bet on it.

The point is not so much to help people who switch between
the two UIs, but to keep the code which is OSX specific
restricted to really OSX specific things. Code which is
not common to all QEMU configurations is harder to test
and maintain, especially for OSX where almost nobody in
the active dev community runs on it. "Menu entries could
be more user friendly" is not at all OSX specific -- if
we implement it in a common manner then every user can
benefit from it, even if they're not on OSX.

-- PMM

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