It's time to jettison CCSM

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Thu Jan 26 17:26:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 11:24 -0600, Micah Gersten wrote:
> > CCSM breaks other desktops also, not just Unity, and novice users are
> > installing it to customize their desktop without being aware of the
> > damage they can cause. Other desktops should gain a reasonable settings
> > manager, much like MyUnity.
> > 
> > Having an advanced tool being used by a large quantity of novice users
> > and ends up leaving them with an unusable desktop is problematic.
> > 
> > Marc.
> Because novices are using a power user tool does not mean we should
> remove a power user tool.  I think attention just needs to be called to
> the problems that can be caused and what better tools exist for novice
> users. Places like and the Ubuntu forums would be good
> places to evangelize this as well as omgbuntu and maybe webupd8.

Those are the exact places that are telling novices to install CCSM in
the first place :P


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