Better documenting what does not work in Etch.
Since the release, I am using only Etch, and there something frustrating
in the fact that discovering and reporting minor problems is not very
What could be the other obvious points of information ? For example,
here are the kind of issues I experienced:
- Japanese input systems can crash iceweasel or distrub nautilus
depending how they are invoked.
- apt-get source does not honor the -t option.
- DRI can crash Xorg on some powermacs with some ATI cards, disabling it
solves the problem.
- emacs is not configured by default to use han characters, but can.
- by default, /etc/motd is not the Message Of The Day anymore, since
changes are lost on reboot and /etc/motd is not automatically updated
when /etc/motd.tail is modified.
- IBM does not provide anymore the java tarballs supported by
- KDE creates a bogus trashcan on GNOME desktop.
Under the current policy, not all fixes to these problems would make it
in a point release, but since the list is likely to grow longer and
longer with time, I am really wondering if there is a better way to
inform the users of that kind of issues, if possible a priori. Among the
- An Etch-centric view of the BTS (user friendly),
- More updates to the release notes,
- Documentation updates (BUGS section in the manpages)
Other ideas ?
Have a nice day,
Wako, Saitama, Japan