Re: Future releases of Debian
* Jérôme Marant <firstname.lastname@example.org> [030725 13:03]:
> Userfirendliness means necessarily hiding technical details IMO, without
> dealing with graphical aspects.
Taken this statement directly it's user-unfriendly in both the sense of
newbie-unfriendly and experienced-unfriendly. (A newbie might like it,
but he will still suffer from it).
It's newbie-friendly if an user, if an user can use with without the
need to understand unnecassary things. And ecspecially without the need
to understand what is unnecassary. The main difficulty is that no
developer can know before, what will be necesary.
Both a system presenting a utter mess of uneeded things and technical
terms and a system only saying "Installation successful" or
"Installation failed" are two ends of user-unfriendly behaviour.
While the first can be at least cured with a good documentation, the
last is simply frustrating.
Bernhard R. Link
Sendmail is like emacs: A nice operating system, but missing
an editor and a MTA.