derek at pointerstop.ca
Fri May 1 19:44:19 UTC 2009
>>>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>>>> But synaptic is a _bigger_ waste, as it pulls in so much of Gnome...
>>>> At least Synaptic works. More than can be said for Kpackagekit.
>> But it doesn't work _well_. I've never found synaptic useful, and I have
>> actually used it on and off ever since it was first introduced (I just
>> deleted it off my system again, this morning).
> Your statement is so common on forums these days.
First, of all, I don't do "forums"...
> Some people assume
> that their experience, regardless of its cause, reflects *everyone's*
> experience, so the software "must" be bad for everyone.
You just drop in here and think you can teach your grandmother ...
My experience with Synaptic (mediocre, at best) is backed by a large amount
of feedback from users over the last 10+ years. But then again, I didn't
say it was "bad", I called it a waste of space (on a KDE system) and said
that it didn't work "well" - as in, it is still too hard to do things that
should be trivial, and the UI is weak.
> BTW, I don't have a problem with KPackageKit, I just prefer the way
> Synaptic looks, feels and works. That it brings in some GNOME utilities
> in order to do its job is of no concern to me. Both the GNOME and KDE
> developers are working together to assure the interoperability of their
> respective desktops.
Where do you get that idea? Gnome and KDE developers will work together
when hell freezes over.
> Who knows? Sometime in the future a common
> desktop may appear which uses a single set of utilities and
LOL. We've _had_ common desktops - nobody wants them. They're so ...
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