[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity

Jesse Hutton jhutton@eden.rutgers.edu
Mon Oct 13 20:37:27 PDT 2003

On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Karsten Self (kmself@ix.netcom.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).


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