Empty "Create Document" menu

Odysseus Flappington deriziotis at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 09:15:28 GMT 2008

On 30/10/2008, Matthew East <mdke at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:38 PM, A. Walton <awalton at gnome.org> wrote:
> > I personally have no problem seeing Ubuntu ship a few default
> > templates in /etc/skel/. From my GNOME point of view, I think it'd be
> > a healthy thing to do, and I think distros have the good sense to
> > manage what they put in there, even though it's not "recommended".
> This is the problem right here. I think it's pretty uncontestable, for
> the reasons that Michael Meeks states on the Gnome mailing list
> thread, that having some templates in ~/Templates by default would
> improve enormously the user experience. So, it's a valid bug. But,
> it's been closed by the Ubuntu developer because we have one Gnome
> developer, not even the nautilus maintainers, with a loud voice on a
> thread on the Gnome mailing list saying it's a bad idea because he
> doesn't trust distributors to do a good job to maintain a healthy list
> of templates.
> It seems plain to me having read the thread that the correct approach
> here is for distros to take responsibility for this and ship some
> templates in ~/Templates by default (whether using /etc/skel or other
> technical means). It's only distros who have control over whether that
> list of templates will get "cluttered" or not, so it's distros who can
> keep it clean.
> I think closing the bug was the wrong decision and I really hope that
> it can be reconsidered as a potential feature for Ubuntu 9.04.
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> Matthew East
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