I don't have a strong opinion about that. I don't mind either way.
In this case, I was just cross posting it. To notify the public that something is going on. I thought if someone cares strongly enough for it, they'd join phabricator.
+ more people reading
+ more people sharing thoughts
- threads fall down getting ignored
- threads get long
- stuff can be forgotten if no ticket exists
+ nothing gets forgotten if properly tagged (by release milestone for next release or just by application "for some day some contribution"
- not so much feedback
+ less wasting time on debating to no avail (aka "I am an expert user, I need the
bikeshed to be blue, I need this extra debug info" and so forth but not contributing any actual research or code)
In an ideal world, everything would share the same data base and just provide different interfaces into it. (I wrote a bit about that dream here https://www.whonix.org/blog/future-goals-for-whonixs-website.)
In this case, after talking to an actual UI designer (Brennan Novak), I was quite sure that it's best to re-implement exactly how tor-launcher is looking. Therefore continued on phabricator. Better than having all the advanced users try to reinvent something that mortals understand.