It's time to jettison CCSM
Jorge O. Castro
jorge at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 27 04:46:24 UTC 2012
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:40 PM, Oli Warner <oli at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> By that logic we should probably remove:
> They're all installed by default. CCSM isn't and you can do a lot more
> damage with any of those than CCSM alone.
Those are well documented stable tools that do exactly what they are
told. If I told you that every "sudo rm -fR /var" there was a one in X
chance that /usr/bin would get blown away then that would raise an
> CCSM is very obviously a power tool. Power tools very obviously allow
> you to screw things up. It's how we deal with those breakages that
> defines how usable Ubuntu is.
It's not a power tool, it's a stopgap tool that ended up being used
because no one has started to make anything better. All my power tools
have safeties on them. :)
> CCSM's problems:
You list a bunch of things broken with ccsm that haven't been taken
care of since Feisty; so I am hesistant for anyone that says "we
should just fix CCSM" but no one ever does.
It's been nearly _6 years_ that we've shipped this tool and it's been
nothing but problems, clearly no one cares enough to fix it, so why
carry the risk?
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