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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#101 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 am

So I'm just saying, keep the one in Stable Repo and withdraw the Test Repo version.
Agreed. Sent a msg to pkgrs asking them to pease look at that.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#102 Post by richb » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:43 am

I am not sure if that is good. We tout "it just works". This flatpack model reminds me in some ways of Windows in that users go on the net and grab a program from an unknown source. Flatpack seems to mirror that. I maybe missing something. In any case I will cease and desist It is only my opinion and unlikely to change anyone's mind.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#103 Post by Buck Fankers » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:56 am

richb wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:43 am
This flatpack model reminds me in some ways of Windows in that users go on the net and grab a program from an unknown source. Flatpack seems to mirror that. I maybe missing something. In any case I will cease and desist It is only my opinion and unlikely to change anyone's mind.
I already got rid of it... No flatpack for me

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#104 Post by sunrat » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 am

richb wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:43 am
I am not sure if that is good. We tout "it just works". This flatpack model reminds me in some ways of Windows in that users go on the net and grab a program from an unknown source. Flatpack seems to mirror that. I maybe missing something. In any case I will cease and desist It is only my opinion and unlikely to change anyone's mind.
+2. I don't plan to ever use it or Snaps or Appimages. It's pretty rare that a newer version has features that are essential unless one has SNS syndrome.
I have looked at a couple and was scared away merely by their size, but I think it's fundamentally bad for Linux to do packaging the Windows way.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#105 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:19 am

<annoyance>
I'm getting bit tired of Fedora users knocking MX, giving it very low scores because it doesn't do what Fedora does.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#106 Post by asqwerth » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:41 am

I don't actually get bothered so much by the negative reviews there. Sometimes they have a point (like the flatpak thing) and sometimes they don't.

You can't please everyone all of the time, and most readers of the reviews will assess the comments with some commonsense. Where they have a point, we can act on it. Where they don't, the weight of the evidence of the other more positive reviews will help readers decide.

Also, as someone who long ago installed Fedora LXDE (bleh) and is still using Korora Gnome, I can say that:

1. the Fedora installer is pretty intimidating and not so easy to use;
2. without Korora making the Fedora base easier to use by enabling by default the non-free RPMFusion repos and preinstalling things like non-free codecs, etc, Fedora is not as user-friendly as MX to set up in my opinion. Is it really more intuitive? Hmm.

Pretty subjective, IMO.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#107 Post by Redacted » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:58 am

richb wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:43 am
I am not sure if that is good. We tout "it just works". This flatpack model reminds me in some ways of Windows in that users go on the net and grab a program from an unknown source. Flatpack seems to mirror that. I maybe missing something. In any case I will cease and desist
+3
I've never had joy from flatpacks I've tried previously in Mint and now in MX, and the lack of developer control worries me. (I mean the developers of the OS I'm using).
But as richb said
It is only my opinion and unlikely to change anyone's mind.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#108 Post by Stevo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:15 pm

I asked Tim to pull 1.0.4 from the TR.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#109 Post by Redacted » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:09 pm

Great picture! Will you do my tombstone?
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#110 Post by Stevo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Redacted wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Great picture! Will you do my tombstone?
That's kind of morbid, but it fits the season. But you can make your own easily at that site.

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