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Re: radeonhd removed from Testing ... in February, still gone?

On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 03:35:10PM +0000, Camale?n wrote:

> Yes, that would be nice. But again, this "message" uses to be at the 
> logs. A pop-up window will require users to be inside some kind of 
> grahical desktop (GNOME, KDE, XFCE...) and that's not always the case.

Not at all. Many other packages uses a curses-based system to force users to
read and confirm a message while installing.

> Then you should reconsider your whole linux attitude. 
> This is not an isolate case, I'm afraid. Sadly there are not many 
> hardware manufacturers that develop their products taking into account 
> linux not provide completely open source drivers nor even publish their 
> product specs for someone to develop the drivers. 

I didn't say the ideal is reachable. The point of ideals is to provide a
target, not to be the only solution acceptable. Debian can do better, even
if it can't meet the impossible goal of perfect usabiliity.
> Congrats for having bought a BT hardware that is fully compatible with 
> open source drivers. Next time consider in buying an open source friendly 
> VGA card ;-)

For a netbook?

Again: the goal is get *closer* to the perfect experience. Nobody (certainly
not I) expects to *be* perfect. Don't say "Since it isn't possible to be
perfect, we'll just be terrible." The current system is better than terrible
... but it is bad.
Carl Fink                           nitpicking@nitpicking.com 

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