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Re: gdselect alpha 3

>>"Michael" == Michael Stone <mstone@taipei.itri.loyola.edu> writes:

 Michael> Quoting Jason Gunthorpe (jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca):
 >> I think this idea of 'lets quickly do something fast' is ill concieved and
 >> is ultimately going to hurt our image. I've looked at the latest version,
 >> it looks rather pretty, it's slightly more functional than dselect but
 >> that's about it.. It doesn't support any of the more sophisticated things
 >> that people are clamoring for, and it requires X, GTK and a wack of ram. 

 Michael> But it answers the people who think dselect is ugly and
 Michael> unintuitive and want something that runs under X.

	A quick and dirty answers is not really a good thing, don't
 you think? 

 Michael> Perhaps an incremental approach is good: a good gui for the
 Michael> existing product in this release, other features in other
 Michael> releases. Maybe apt will be better, but we haven't seen it
 Michael> yet (referring to the UI). Apt's been in development for a
 Michael> long time, maybe some friendly competition will help. And
 Michael> why can't we have multiple UI's to the package management
 Michael> system? This is linux: one size doesn't fit all.

	Competition is fine, let it get time to mature. The idea is
 simple: no new code after freeze. let this new system vie with apt at
 the next release.

	Since when have we considered scrapping quality just because
 people want something that ``looks pretty''? 

 I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still
 suck. Rob Pike, on X.  Steve Jobs said two years ago that X is
 brain-damaged and it will be gone in two years.  He was half
 right. Dennis Ritchie Dennis Ritchie is twice as bright as Steve
 Jobs, and only half wrong. Jim Gettys
Manoj Srivastava  <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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