Commercial Support references on the Xubuntu website

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Thu Aug 23 08:11:01 UTC 2007

Giuseppe Torelli wrote:
> On 8/23/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
>> That's the mistake you made: trying to write your app focusing on edge
>> cases and performance improvements and ignoring correctness and ease of use.
>> I told you (and Stephan) this last year too, but you did not care. Premature optimization
>> being the root of all evil and all that.
> I disagree with you. Why Ubuntu is considering to ship Tracker instead
> of Beagle then?

tracker also has less bugs than beagle it's not just lighter.

>> Who cares about what happens with a 1Gb archive? Well, some people do but believe me,
>> *many* more care about the case of .zip with 3 documents in it working well.
> gt[xarchiver]$ ll ~/Xarchiver_Test/
> -rw-r--r-- 1 gt users 86096370 2007-01-12 13:17
> /home/gt/Xarchiver_Test/
> gt[xarchiver]$

out of curiosity is that an archive you created for this test or actually occured in day to day work?
Actually do not answer, I know it's the former. Artificial benchmarks.
> As you can see that archive was 86 MB not 1Gb and also Xubuntu is used
> on low memory machines but you don't care of this, for you it matters
> ONLY usability.
not only but a lot.

>> Right. You are not a xubuntu developer however but one of the many upstreams and a very biased one too.
> I want to become an Xubuntu developer. What is needed? Your

you need to actually care about xubuntu more than xarchiver. Tough choice I know.
A prove of that would be for you to send patches that optimize file-roller until it
is as fast as you could get xarchiver.  Unlikely.

> permission? I hope don 't ;) I am a biased person? So far the only
> reason you have for saying I'm a prejudicial person is my clear refuse
> to ship gutsy with GNOME libraries and this is enough for making me
> such a person? The patronize tone is needed again, Jani, Jani.
No, I am saying it because your tone is inappropriate and not constructive.
I understand, it is about your app(s), but admit it then.

Q: If file-roller didn ot have gnome deps would you still oppose the switch?


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