Ubuntu beyond GTK apps?

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Sun May 18 18:53:51 UTC 2008

2008/5/18 Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>:
> On Sun, 18 May 2008 00:15:23 +0100 "Fergal Daly" <fergal at esatclear.ie>
> wrote:
>>Instead you can put something into /etc/skel so that all newly created
>>users get consistency and old-timers get left as they were,
> Us old timers sometimes buy new hardware and do new installs.  This doesn't
> really hlp much.

As far as I can tell you've just ruled out solving the problem.

Anything which has no effect on new accounts and no effect on old
accounts has no effect.

Anything which must be sought out and adjusted will not be sought out
and found by most users.

Anything which prompts you on first login would be a new departure for
Ubuntu and is likely not to be understand or skipped or chosen

The number of times I have done a fresh install and _not_ shipped over
my .rc files is tiny, maybe last time I changed job.

By ruling out a change via /etc/skel you're saying that the people who
do fresh installs but don't copy their .rc files are more important
than all future Ubuntu users which seems extreme,


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