[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity
Mon Oct 13 18:53:02 PDT 2003
Quoting Martin Pool (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Given that you like some features of Abiword but not their
> configuration system, you might ask why the Abiword authors did it
> that way.
I may get around to that. For the moment, I was merely making a point
about how the existing setup, contrary to the claim (elsewhere) that I
was refuting, is _not_ in the least accomodating to those expecting to
find the usual /etc/appname.rc and ~/.appname.rc configuration
At the moment I was trying to find the system-wide Galeon configuration
(for my original post, which I forwarded to l-e), I was ssh'ed into this
machine on a 22.8 kbps dial-up to investigate the question. I looked
around and found nothing approximating /etc/galeon* . Moreover, there's
not even /usr/share/doc/galeon* . There's not even a stub -- an
informational notice --in either place.
Which means that the maintainers haven't even (yet) thought to put a
brief text file in either or both places cluing people in as to where to
> They're not completely bad programmers, or you wouldn't be
> worrying about it at all. So some people who know something about
> design have made a decision to use gconf. [...]
I notice you've dropped back into non-sequitur mode. The above, and the
three tedious non-responsive paragraphs that followed, seems to assume
I'd asserted that using GConf is a bad idea. You may wish to re-read
what I actually wrote, and endeavour to understand what I said.
Cheers, "Get the facts first. You can distort them later."
Rick Moen -- Mark Twain
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