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Re: adding desktop files to misc packages

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On 07/25/07 00:14, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 19:56:37 -0500, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> said: 
>> On 07/24/07 17:31, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>> On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:25:47 +0100, Matthew Johnson
>>> <debian@matthew.ath.cx> said:
>>>> Surely the correct approach is to say that people who don't want to
>>>> see it won't have it installed and people who have it installed want
>>>> to be able to use it from the menu. Programs which you have to have
>>>> installed and yet don't want to see in the menu probably shouldn't
>>>> have (visible by default) menu entries and should be dealt with by
>>>> fixing that program, not by removing all the other entries.
>>> Haven't heard of multi-user systems, have we?  What if some of the
>>> users want to see it in the menu, and other do not?  Surely we do not
>>> want to make Debian unsuited for multi user installations?
>>> I have been using a central server with essentially Etch thin clients
>>> at one of our testbeds at work; and it does solve a number of
>>> sysadmin headaches for us.
>> Sounds like he's either (a) got a Windows mentality, or (b) doesn't
>> want unprivileged users to see non-essential apps.
>         The latter might be fine as a local policy; but surely is not
>  correct as a Debian default.  We should make it _possible_ to implement
>  a local policy of hiding information from users; but we must not let
>  information hiding be the default; nor the only possible local policy.

100% ACK.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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