Re: Bugs should be reported to mc-devel gnome org

On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 09:02:44AM +1000, Jeremy Dawson wrote:

> A program which grabs my window, from which I can't tell how to quit? 
> You must be joking.

sleep 10000 => it's just another program you can't tell how to quit, right?
It doesn't have docs for that. Do you think you should report that to the
coreutils folks?

In mc, the bottom right corner shows how to quit, or how to pull down the
menu where you can find the quit option, too. You can also invoke the menu
with the mouse. There's also a built-in help that documents these.

As you wrote, you had looked up this e-mail address in mc's manual page. So
you know what man pages are and how to read them. Haven't you found the info
on how to quit mc there? Surprisingly it _is_ written there, too.

> I'll tell you something you don't know - if you want to learn about 
> software which is usable by someone who hasn't been taught how

pine, mutt or lynx as user-friendly, and even more, newbie-friendly
software??? You really must be joking...

What's your goal with your bug report?

Do you want to _use_ mc, become familiar with it? Or just complain that you
were unable to quit and don't want to see it any more? (It seems to me that
no-one around here cares about the latter one.)

Doesn't your window have an "X" button in the upper-right corner that closes
this window? Perfect way for beginners to quit any application - usually
they find it on their own.

Ps. I'm not a developer, just a guy who uses mc regularly and send some
minor patches sometimes. But I strangely stare at your mails and can't
understand them... I just have a feeling that if 1 out of 10000 users (who
actually has a university's domain name in his e-mail address) have no clue
how to use it then it's probably not the software's fault.


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