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From "Epp, Jeremiah W (Contractor)" <>
Subject RE: Proposal for some changes in Menus
Date Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:40:43 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philippe Mouawad []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 15:27
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> Subject: Re: Proposal for some changes in Menus
> Either we spend time on fixing it but IMO it is not worth the investment.
Is the issue really that bad?

> I think having features that "partially work" in JMeter is not good for the
> product reputation.
It's far better to have something janky that users might have a chance of finding when they
need it.

And "need" isn't an exaggeration: Just yesterday, I was helping a colleague debug something
with JMeter and the font rendering was so bad, it was basically unreadable; we couldn't even
distinguish between lower- and upper-case "i" until I switched LAF to something else.

...granted, X forwarding to a Windows workstation isn't a COMMON scenario, but it was a real
problem that I would NOT have solved if I had to dig into a config file and change some option
that may or may not even be documented then restart the application.

> You will still be able to through properties.
Please, no, properties seriously suck.  They're about as opaque as you can possibly get for
configuring a GUI application.  They're basically a non-mechanism from a user standpoint.

This isn't to say it's not a problem-- I kept having to change the LAF when we went to a different
sampler yesterday, because it doesn't update everything, so I know the problems you mentioned
and they really don't lend a polished feel to the option.

It's just, burying things in properties is a sure way to ensure the options never even get
used at all.


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