Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 17, 2007 05:16 AM
I think you can have both simple and configurable. Just put the higher end configurable parts under "Advanced Configuration" or something to that effect.
This way if you don't want to mess with it you don't click the "Advanced Configuration" button, but the option is still there.
The biggest issue I find with OSS software is the lack of understandible graphical configuration menus. I shouldn't have to know where a text file is, login as root, and then change one word to some obscure command (that I couldn't possibly guess) for something that could be handled by a checkbox.
Instead of removing the ability to make changes to make it stupid safe, they should be creating difficulty tiered configuration menus. Functionality and simplicity is better than both lack of functionality or lack of simplicity.