[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity
Tue Oct 14 11:09:37 PDT 2003
> <quote who="Rick Moen">
> > Quoting Jeff Waugh (email@example.com):
> > > I'm not sure why you'd expect gconftool-2 to be documented as if it were
> > > an end-user oriented tool. It's not. It's for scripting, system
> > > adminstrators, and users with 'special needs'.
> > How 'bout because things in /usr/bin should have manpages?
> > I think you have a serious disconnect from Unix, Jeff. I was going to say
> > "Unix conventions", but suspect it's a much broader problem. And willful,
> > rather than reflecting ignorance.
> > You probably don't see it as a problem, which is your prerogative, but it
> > means you're wasting your time and ours with all this transparent
> > question-begging.
> No dude, absence of man pages is a bug, not a crime. You seem to be assuming
> that I am some kind of post-*nix hippie or something - odd.
perhaps Gnome would be more suited for windows since you find it perfectly ok to
ignore select aspects of unix tradition that has empowered it this far.
time to start talking to all your other programming buddies and design the
perfect application only another coder could love and use. You have gracefully
illustrated every reason i refuse to use gnome, thanks for reminding me.
> - Jeff
> linux.conf.au 2004: Adelaide, Australia http://lca2004.linux.org.au/
> "Linux continues to have almost as much soul as James Brown." - Forrest
> Cook, LWN
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