Why ubuntu-desktop depends on xdiagnose and xterm

Ma Xiaojun damage3025 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 09:19:40 UTC 2013

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> i think xdiagnose doesnt need to be shown in any menus (though that
> would be a matter of the maintainer (hey bryce !) to hop into this
> discussion and comment, i dont think the .desktop file was added just
> because it is shiny, there is surely a reason for it's existence)

Got it.

> xterm is used by many people doing development on ubuntu as a preferred
> terminal over gnome-terminal, so i dont think we can or should hide it
> if we don't want to put off people using ubuntu as a platform for their
> development tasks.

Well, I know there are people have good reasons to prefer xterm over
However, there are also plenty of people don't bother to know what is
terminal in the their entire life.
Though there doesn't seem to have a good solution to satisfy both groups.

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