Re: duplicates in the archive
On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:21:39PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 24 juin 2012 à 20:42 +0200, Arno Töll a écrit :
> > What makes 42 window manager acceptable but not 43?
> Who said 42 is acceptable?
Sure, let's start removals with ones that hard-depend on things a window
manager shouldn't touch, like network-manager. If one has to choose
between working networking and a given window manager, the choice is obvious
-- except maybe for newbie users, who won't understand what to do when they
get hard-stumped faced with a basic task like connecting a phone via USB,
or for less newbie ones, any bridged or multi-homed setup.
So, a good deal of smaller window managers are functionally redundant and
could be culled, but they at least don't break unrelated packages. Whether
one prefers Gnome3 interface or something more traditional is one thing,
but there are technical downsides for Gnome that could be trivially fixed.
And yet are not.
. With non-ancient udev, connecting one spawns an "usb0" interface you can
configure any usual way, unless you have n-m continuously screwing with it.
. Let's not go into flamewars about user interface here, it has been
I was born an ugly, dumb and work-loving child, then an evil midwife
replaced me in the crib.