Re: Tahoe-LAFS featured in “Why the command-line is not usable”

David Stainton dstainton415 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 17:47:28 UTC 2015


I think this just means that for the people who do not know or like
command line tools, they will use the easier to use interface for
Tahoe-LAFS (which doesn't exist yet).

On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 5:14 PM, John <jschiel at flowtools.net> wrote:
> Long time lurker on this project and I'm hoping it succeeds.
>
> Hmm, sorry, how can anyone claim to be an "expert" reviewer if you don't
> know how to do command line?
>
> GUI isn't the answer for everything. Just because you don't know how to do
> command line functions doesn't make command line bad.
>
> --John
>
> On 04/08/2015 10:40 AM, Tony Arcieri wrote:
>
> That looks like a pretty old version of Tahoe. It doesn't even have the
> redesigned status page I did.
>
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:32 AM, Zooko Wilcox-OHearn
> <zooko at leastauthority.com> wrote:
>>
>> Folks:
>>
>> You might be interested in this video in which Gus The Usability
>> Hacker added annotations on top of Taylor's instructional video about
>> how to use Tahoe-LAFS:
>>
>> http://gandre.ws/blog/blog/2015/04/07/why-the-command-line-is-not-usable/
>>
>> Please don't angrily lash out at Gus about this! We asked her to help
>> by telling us her opinion of Tahoe's usability. I hope that we'll get
>> into a virtuous feedback loop with her in which we make more changes
>> to Tahoe (hopefully for the better!) and she gives us more ideas about
>> usability design issues. You folks being polite and encouraging to her
>> would probably help.
>>
>> The bit about Lovecraftian horror is pretty funny.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn
>>
>> Founder, CEO, and Customer Support Rep
>> https://LeastAuthority.com — Freedom matters.
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