Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:25 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE On August 4 we discussed the possibility of openSUSE defaulting to KDE during the installation routine. This was raised as a feature request within the openSUSE community, and quickly gained the favour of many, become the most popular request. The openSUSE board and variousother leader within the project have discussed the issue, and have decided that yes, from now on, openSUSE will default to KDE during the installation process.
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I think there are two things for them to work on for openSUSE that are far more importaint.

I wasn't aware of the 'openFATE' before (although the acronym doesn't fit, it should be openFARMS (Feature- and Requirements Management System) but that doesn't sound as cool, or possibly is already taken?

These two things are "Menu structure" and "combine repositories."

The Menu structure is crap. Why do you have a submenu for one item? This has been broken for a very long time (most RPM based distributions do this, why? Debian/Ubuntu have it right. You only need submenus for if there are 5 or more objects in it.

In comparison;
Debian/Ubuntu: Applications -> Internet -> Firefox
openSUSE/Mandriva: Applications -> Internet -> Browsers -> Firefox

Repositories are as bad (worse!) as Fedora used to be with Fedora Core, Extra, and all the different repos for nvidia and ATI cards used to be.

Changing a radial button is only a fix for lazy people. Personally I just download the Live Gnome and KDE disks, and then if someone wants KDE or Gnome just burn them a copy of the appropriate disk.

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