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"There we are with that regular user thing. do you think regular users are incompetent?"
I work with regular users every single day. It's the operating system designers that are incompetent.
So you are saying that it is in the operating system designers hands to control the speed at which the user clicks alt tab?
Further shape and color recognition (used to recognize windows with the wall plugin) is hardly an element reserved for the technical elite.
You may disagree with their choices but to call the Beryl devs incompetent is a bit precocious. Inexperienced and perhaps overenthusiastic yes, but hardly incompetent.
I've helped rocket scientists and airline pilots and people many hundreds of times smarter than me [and Beryl devs]. The fact that an intelligent person cannot use a system designed and built by software engineers is demonstration of how young software engineering is still.
I suggest that you put-up or shut-up. Unless you can provide a patch to fix what you perceive as wrong, you have no business calling anyone incompetent.
> Unless you can provide a patch to fix what you perceive as
> wrong, you have no business calling anyone incompetent.
That must be one of the most stupid things I've read this month. I'm not sure what exactly you mean by "have no business", but obviously it's almost always a lot easier to spot incompetence than to be competent. Also, people who are incompetent but don't know it should be told the truth so that they know to strive for competence.
Why do people think that it's wrong to say that some aspect of something free (gratis) is bad? That the devs aren't monetarily compensated doesn't make the software better in itself, and it certainly doesn't raise them above criticism. Many devs, especially among those working for free, don't do many usability studies, so usability criticism is precisely what they need.