I don't see that anyone is "so violently" against anything concerning the rom. And, I don't think that folders are the equivalent. I think the lack of an app drawer forces the user to have a reconceptualization of android and its work flow... I don't consider folders to be an equivalent of the launcher paradigm: I consider a carefully conceived folder system to be a quite superior way to run android on a device... I would guess a lot of MIUI users aren't in favor of a launcher drawer simply because they realize that not only is the launcher app drawer unnecessary... it can actually detract from their android experience.I will never understand why people are so violently against having the option available, and why they think folders are the equivalent.
I wholeheartedly agree. I mean seriously; we don't see users of any other ROM crying (and yes, you people are just plain crying now) for the developers to get rid of the app drawer from the launcher that they include, now do we?You know what I have trouble understanding?
There are dozens of roms in the android world that allow android to be leveraged in different ways. MIUI is what it is... and I don't foresee the philosophical underpinnings of this rom ever changing in a significant way... I don't understand why---given all the alternate android choices---people insist on using a rom that doesn't make them happy and expressing their unhappiness in a public way.
In other words... and I mean this in a nice way... MIUI is what it is and a whole lot of people love it for what it is... You don't like it? Find a rom you do like.
And yet you refuse to use a launcher that has an app drawer (the very thing you want) such as Launcher Pro, ADW EX and Go Launcher...You know why you don't see other roms complaining about /having/ an app drawer? They have the option to go without that doesn't change the interface of their ROM.
And that's the main thing, when you break it all down. People like to have the option available, even if they're not going to take advantage of it; Android is effectively /built/ on that premise.
As an alternate view to folders, I personally feel that folders hinder my process so I instead minimise the amount of folders I use, effectively breaking it down to games, and apps. I don't categorise the apps in my head, when I wish to search for them, I instead simply know the name of what I'm searching for. Needing to remember that Facebook is in my social folder goes against my immediate instincts to simply look for Facebook. That's where the app drawer excels, in its simplicity.
I'm otherwise in complete agreeance that unnecessary additions are counter-productive... but that's only true of an app drawer if you're going out of your way to implement the extras.
MIUI is far superior in overall design than other ROMS available, at least in personal opinion, and the lack or addition of an app drawer wouldn't change my mind either way. No one is unhappy using MIUI, who still uses, and no one is so unhappy without an app drawer that they're crying themselves to sleep each night. OPTIONAL functionality doesn't affect anyway, and is effectively what is being asked for.
No one is pushing anything down your throats.
i agree with all that ur saying... but just to be clear, "Redefining Android" is the slogan voted on by the community for this website. I don't believe it to be the actual slogan of MIUI and is not affiliated with the actual MIUI developers, just the translators and great guys at this websiteMIUI, Redefining Android: it's the title of the home page... the marvelous people behind this rom are making it quite clear that it's different... that single term redefining is powerful. They're letting you know that this is going to be a very different android experience. And, thankfully... it is!