Re: Make Debian better (Re: Two Debian 3.0 reviews at Slashdot)
Colin Walters <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, 2002-10-21 at 03:07, Eduard Bloch wrote:
>> Well, a valid large bug report. Lots of things that are really broken from
>> User's point of view. Some of them are already mentioned in the Woody's
>> development, but nobody payed attention (since the typical developer install
>> only once and does not realize how uncomfortable the thing is for the first
>> time user). I suggest to create a "debian-usability" Mailing List, moderated,
>> where users and interested developers can discuss about such issues.
> I have been thinking recently about starting a Debian Desktop
> subproject, which is pretty strongly related to what you're talking
> about. Its main motto would be "Software which Just Works".
> There are a lot of things we need to fix to make Debian usable. Some of
> them are already in progress, like using discover to detect hardware.
> Our X configuration is OK, but could be better. To the vast majority of
> people in the world, a console is not usable.
> And yes, we really do need to bite the bullet and have some sort of
> user-friendly graphical system configuration program. webmin might be a
> way to do this.
I was also thinking of provinding Debian themes for various window
managers (and maybe give GNOME and KDE a 'Debian touch').
What do you think of this?