[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity
Mon Oct 13 20:37:27 PDT 2003
On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Karsten Self (email@example.com):
> > The basic tack of the axis of evasion's arguments is:
> [list snipped]
> Hardly surprising: It's self-justifying in the fashion of all software
> cults, Karsten. They could get together with the djbware people and
> shoot pool.
> I pretty much gave up on this thread after noting the following
> specimens of irrationality posted in non-response to my first post:
> 1. Repeated flogging of something called "GNOME" when I had very
> explicitly stated that I was concerned solely with Galeon, gnumeric, and
> AbiWord. Proponents of said software religion spoke as if they were the
> maintainers of those three applications, which they are not.
> 2. Allegation that a sane configuration-editing regime requires
> intercession of a database mechanism.
> Hello? 1. People have been working out edit access to /etc/*
> flat files for decades, satisfactorily. E.g., if you have
> multiple root users who cannot be trusted to coordinate with
> one another, you keep them under version control.
> 2. However, most configuration changes would logically be
> per-user ones inside their home directories.
Does GConf not work on a per-user basis? I just logged into a Gnome2
session as a new user on my machine (Debian unstable), and *nothing* was
configured as I have it on my own account (ie, it was all default).
More information about the linux-elitists