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Re: solving the network-manager-in-gnome problem

On 2012-07-22 11:43:14 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> ENABLE/DISABLE switches are *ugly*,

I disagree. ENABLE/DISABLE switches have some advantages: they are
more readable than a set of symlinks, allow all the settings of some
service to be grouped in a single place, and can be managed more
easily by VCS software.

> as their effect is not limited to boottime changes. Especially in
> case of packages who ship with such a variable set to disable by
> default, this is very annoying.

The user may not want a service he didn't request or he hasn't
configured yet to be enabled by default. For instance, some packages
may be installed automatically (due to dependencies), or one may want
the client, but not the server. Such services should be disabled by

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