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Comment: Re:Just the buttons not the feature (Score 1) 797

by Luchio (#35397324) Attached to: GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons
Maximized is being hidden (changed to double-click, which you have to guess somehow, or RTFM, which means the UI is not intuitive) and minimize is not removed either, they say it could be re-enabled through gconf/dconf. So, they did hide the stuff in the glove compartment, without taking into account that these buttons have existed for the last 15+ years. If you don't use blinkers, that's your problem, but don't remove mines, and moreover replace it with blank space!
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+ - 64-bits Flash Player for Linux finally in Alpha-> 1

Submitted by Luchio
Luchio (782557) writes "Finally, a little bit of respect from Adobe with this alpha release of the Adobe Flash Player 10 that was made available for all Linux 64-bits enthusiasts! As noted, "this is a prerelease version", so handle with care. Just remove any existing flash player and extract the new .so file in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (or /usr/lib/opera/plugins)."
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Comment: Re:Not so obvious (Score 1) 1077

by Luchio (#27409699) Attached to: Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

Because 1) you might want to hire foreign people, who might only speak English (and some other languages you don't know anyway),

In my area, all locals speak French (and no, I don't live in France), and our entire workforce speaks French, so speaking our language, or having the intention to learn it, is almost a hiring requirement.

and 2) the maintenance of your source code might be outsourced to some country, again with the only common language being English.

I wouldn't want that to happen, so I'm not gonna make it easier for my boss to outsource my job, unless I'm specifically instructed to write all comments in English.

we often have French variable names or French comments

Ah, that explains things.

I knew I shouldn't have mentioned that to avoid snarky comments of the sort.

Comment: Not so obvious (Score 1) 1077

by Luchio (#27407949) Attached to: Shouldn't Every Developer Understand English?

Using english in the open source world is THE way to go, but in commercial applications that aren't distributed world-wide, in an area where everyone speaks the same language, why would they be "forced" to use english.

Here at work, even though we program in c++, we often have French variable names or French comments, because that more appropriate for us and it represents the concepts that we are more familiar with. But a while loop stays a while loop...

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