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Re: Make Debian better (Re: Two Debian 3.0 reviews at Slashdot)

Colin Walters <walters@verbum.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?

Jérôme Marant


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