Re: The rough edges ...
- From: sopwith redhat com (Elliot Lee)
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: The rough edges ...
- Date: 10 Mar 1999 05:53:36 GMT
On Tue, 9 Mar 1999 21:28:17 -0800, Gerald Gutierrez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Windows isn't just thrown at you in its
>> various components, its packaged and configured as part of windows install
>Windows the core package offered little for me. I installed the word
>processor, graphics applications, compilers and other utilities myself.
>What did I do .. I clicked on an icon, confirmed some defaults and waited.
>Is it wrong to have this type of automation when one cannot be bothered
>with the details?
There is a difference between expecting applications to install seamlessly
and expecting the underlying components to install seamlessly. Asking the
user to make a one-line change to ~/.Xclients is about the same difficulty as
having the user edit their C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT file under DOS 6.2 to start
>> And it took Windows until like what, 3.0 to be usable? Gnome is usable
>> right now at 1.0.
>Sorry, I simply cannot agree. GNOME 1.0 is the only thing that, in my
>experience, crashes more often than Windows.
Thanks for qualifying this with "in my experience". Please understand that
people do have things working 95% trouble-free, and that it is hard for them
to see where you are coming from.
For your problems, get latest gnome-libs, get latest mc, if bad things still
happen, please file bug reports.
>Do applications remember wihch directory the user visited last so that if
>s/he needs to open multiple files it's unnecessary to traverse the
>directory tree multiple times?
It depends on the application. I tried ghex and found that it didn't.
Please file a bug report in the bug tracking system if you consider this
"In film you will find four basic story lines. Man versus man, man
versus nature, nature versus nature, and dog versus vampire."
- Steven Spielberg
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