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Re: adding desktop files to misc packages

On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 09:17:52PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 15 juillet 2007 à 11:24 -0500, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
> >         This sounds fairly combative; and it also begins to sound
> >  divisive (the GNOME people, keepers of usability, vs all the useless
> >  users who do not use desktop systems). I hope I am misreading the
> >  attitude.

> This is your own interpretation. I understand from the discussion that
> some people are strongly opposed to the changes that are required to
> make the Debian menu more usable.

I'm opposed to people who drink the GNOME koolaid and call it "usability".

> I don't want to count people but it sounds pointless to start a fight
> against a number of developers when we can just ignore them and let them
> use an obsolete menu system if they want to.

I hope that whatever design is adopted for revamping the menu system will
have the force of policy, and prevent koolaiders from making menu entries
that the Debian Project as a whole deems useful completely inaccessible from
their menu structure.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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