Ubuntu-devel-discuss Digest, Vol 35, Issue 54

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Mon Oct 26 22:20:24 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 22:05 +0100, Jonathan Ernst wrote:
> Hello,
> Le lundi 26 octobre 2009 à 13:45 -0700, George Farris a écrit :
> [...] 
> > 
> > I also agree.  There are some major high level functions such as ISO
> > files that really need to be working well.  
> > 
> > For example I can't burn two copies of an ISO in a row, it doesn't
> > work.  
> > 
> > Totem doesn't always play a custom DVD, whereas VLC and Mplayer work
> > fine, maybe because there is no menu on it, not sure.  
> > 
> > Services has gone from System->Administration which after being there
> > for a few years is not good at best.  
> > 
> > Icons in Apps and Places but not System.  
> > 
> > Empathy not being able to accept a connection until one turns off
> > notifications.  
> Did you report all those bugs? If those bugs have already been reported
> do you care to give their bug numbers?

Yes I have reported most of them.  And just to note I'm not really
complaining so much as pointing out that we are playing with the big
boys here and it needs to be right.  Linux desktop distributions have
gone too many years at being half cut, well more than half but...

We need to make things work, and while I know that the move from HAL has
caused problems it should be delayed if it isn't right.  There are too
many little, what the heck? issues currently.

Right out of the gate I've had new users say "umm I've got a
notification of a new buddy, how do I accept it?"  Thats an epic fail
folks because there is no way to accept it unless you go turn off

I've also had people say "I can't make a second copy of this disk and
even though I have EJECT turned on it doesn't"

These are high profile everyday things that should work.  If I could fix
them I would but I'm not that way inclined so the best I can do is raise
the issues and file bug reports.


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