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Comment Re:Can't wait for the Git fad to die out. (Score 1) 28

I've worked with a number of teams that use Git, and they all use it like a centralized VCS

The D in DVCS stands for distributed, not decentralized. The model is up to you, but even with a centralized one there are many benefits. Try bisecting with SVN.

except it's more awkward to set up and use than a VCS like SVN or Perforce or even CVS is.

Then you must be doing something wrong. I’ve had to handle both SVN and git repo sharing and git was a breeze compared to SVN. Not to mention starting a project on your own is as easy as `git init`.

Then they spend more time arguing about whether or not to rebase than they spend actually developing software.

Sure, the tool is to blame for people who like bikeshedding.

It's a real shame that Mercurial didn't win out. It's a superior DVCS in every way, except for not having as much mindless hype surrounding it. But I suppose in some ways that's one of its best features, too. It hasn't attracted all of the fools that Git has.

My first DVCS experience was with Mercurial, and I’m glad git won the race. The only features I missed when moving to git were `hg incoming` and `hg outgoing` and I kinda managed to implement them with aliases using fetch and log, so I’m happy now.

Comment Re: I predict (Score 1) 557

Linux is mainly for servers and embedded systems. On the desktop it's for people that enjoy tinkering with computers rather than getting work done.

Funny that I stopped using Windows and moved to Linux on my desktop precisely because I was tired of having to maintain the system itself and wasting my time on tinkering rather getting work done.

Comment Re:Imagine (Score 1) 121

Did you bother reading what I wrote? Follow the link you posted. You'll find a "Find all bugs marked as fixed since" box, enter something like "-365d". There are open bugs, but there are closed bugs too, and quite a lot of them. Your argument about not spending time making GNOME better and refining it is clueless.

Comment Re:Imagine (Score 1) 121

Yes, imagine. Imagine if people actually did some research before posting clueless comments about the bugs being fixed. Imagine if people looked at the global stats on the GNOME bugzilla instead of just ranting that their pet bug has been open for ten years. Imagine if people actually tried GNOME for a bit instead of just dismissing it because obviously it sucks. Imagine if slashdot didn't rate +5 Insightful comment that show no insight whatsoever. That would be good indeed.

Comment Re:Auto-extracting of archives (Score 1) 121

I don't want that. I want it to not work that way. In fact I want it to work exactly like it works in my MATE desktop: I can double-click an archive and it opens in an archive manager app, and there is an "Extract" button in that app.

Then use MATE. Despite what some seem to think, GNOME people are okay with people using other environments. To each their own. User research showed that people actually don't want an other app, they just want to access the content of the archive.

I could see putting a right-click menu option "Extract..." if it's so freaking important to extract an archive with minimal steps. But making the default for double-clicking be to extract in place? No no no.

That's how it worked before (which shows how well you actually know GNOME). That behaviour can be restored by unchecking a box in the preferences (WAT? GNOME letting users change a setting?).

Comment Re:People still use Gnome? (Score 1) 121

The whole thing requires systemd so I don't care about Gnome. I don't use PulseAudio either. KDE with desktop search disabled and much of the 3D effects turned off works for me. I'm satisfied with OpenRC and I won't put up with the hassle of switching my init system (+ associated tools) and the risk that something won't go smoothly just for the privilege of running a desktop environment which has no unique, "must-have" features.

Good for you. It's alright that people choose to use something else than GNOME. The GNOME community won't get mad at you for that.

Maybe the Gnome people find that trade-off worthwhile but I don't like being forced to run something in this manner. The example of ... just about every other window manager and DE proves that one can build a fine WM/DE without caring about the init system. It's an arbitrary decision the designers made. If you're already using systemd because its merits appeal to you, or it came with your distro and you don't care, then it's different for you, though you are still supporting the mentality that makes these kinds of decisions.

It is not arbitrary. systemd provides features that the GNOME developers want to use. It is a conscious and well thought out design decision. It is ok for you to disagree with them, but it is also ok for them to disagree with you.

Comment Re:Nautilus (Score 1) 121

It's been replaced by search and after a few rough releases it got to a fast and working state. Have you tried GNOME 3.20 or later? If you still have things you used to be able to do that you can't anymore, please report them to developers instead of a rant on a random website such as slashdot.

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