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Re: lcdproc was Re: X facts about Debian - some fact checking and looking for ideas.

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 03:51:22PM +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
> Dear Dominique,
> Thank you for sharing about lcdproc as response to my mail. For my 2
> cents, I disliked the idea (of lcdproc) immediately as simply applying
> maintainer changes defeats the very purpose the tool declares or
> claims to help. For e.g. I know of quite a few people where the modem
> login page is at a different rather than the universal
> address.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network
What do lcdproc and network settings have in common?

> In such a scenario a grandma's internet may simply stop working after
> an upgrade if she blindly accepts a maintainer's changes.

> What is actually required is a tool which asks questions in a manner
> in which the grandma or anybody not knowing technology can answer.
> This I accept is really hard to fix :(
What's needed is screenshots of the NM configuration dialog posted on your
ISPs page, like they do with the Windows ones.


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