100 papercuts

Alan Dacey Sr. Grokit at ajinfosearch.com
Mon Jun 22 11:52:36 UTC 2009

On Monday 22 June 2009 06:05:55 am Alvin wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'd like to bring this blog post about Canonical's 100 papercuts project to
> your attention:
> http://weblog.obso1337.org/2009/100-papercuts-and-kubuntu/
> Now, before rushing off to launchpad I'd like to know what Kubuntu
> papercuts could be. (I already rushed to launchpad for what I thought was a
> minor annoyance, but the request was denied:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/340206 )
> There are two things that annoy me in Kubuntu, but aren't showstoppers:
> - The ever crashing bookmark editor.
> - The half-working NFS kioslave.
> Well, there are more, but a papercut should affect a large number of
> people. Maybe the two problems above aren't easy to fix either. Any ideas
> about small usability problems?

A paper cut is a small, annoying thing that can be very easily fixed, the devs 
say no more than a few lines of code.  Here are two examples:

Changing the wording on certain buttons

Fixing that annoying postscript file name in the 'print to file' dialog window

So they are just small things that taken all together, make the total K/Ubuntu  
experience less than is should be.


Brave Sir Robin did run away

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