Re: Make default

On Mon, 2010-03-15 at 23:05 +0000, Thomas Wood wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-03-15 at 18:50 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > I was pointing out that several distros are shipping with various
> > 'make default' patches.  'Use sabayon' is not the right answer to that
> > situation. 
> Could you explain a little more about why Sabayon is not the right
> answer? My understanding was that one of Sabayon's goals was to set
> system defaults.

Sabayon is a system admin tool, not an end-user tool, and being able to
change some things for the login screen and the system as a whole might
be useful.

I would think that those patches make sense on a case-by-case basis. I
wouldn't agree to having a "set background" "make default" button, but
changing the default keyboard setup, or the default language would make
sense to me.

> Also, could you explain a bit more about the rationale for setting
> system defaults, especially for those people who primarily use
> single-user setups. I'm not sure we can draw up a good plan for how to
> integrate this functionality if we don't understand who and what it is
> used by.

It's probably not useful for single-user setups (by which I mean real
single user setups with no login screen whatsoever).


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