Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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RE[4]: Kubuntus fault
by TheMonoTone on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 07:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Kubuntus fault"
TheMonoTone
Member since:
2006-01-01

This just isn't true. In the combined ubuntu distros I actually have almost every library I need.

In the suse distros there's at least a half dozen missing. I'll even list them since you seem to be interested in fixing it.
bdb c++ bindings and headers for the version required by Ice
zeroc's Ice (all the bindings)
player/stage/gazebo
lame (yes that lame)

Actually, if opensuse had all those. I'd be using opensuse instead of shoddy kubuntu right now. Seriously. Ice has been sitting on the wanted list forever now though, and there's even a srpm available from them. Yet no one has bothered to modify it and fix it for opensuse. I would personally if I had the time and knowledge of rpm spec files (which seem pretty aweful).

Fix it please. And fix the crappy media playback situation as well. And the super long install times. And the zypper "I don't know what to do now" issues where it asks me, and I have no clue of course.

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RE[5]: Kubuntus fault
by elsewhere on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 04:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Kubuntus fault"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Fix it please. And fix the crappy media playback situation as well. And the super long install times. And the zypper "I don't know what to do now" issues where it asks me, and I have no clue of course.


I won't argue against corner cases for packages that don't exist, particulary if you've opened a feature-request and the devs have ignored it.

Of course, if you were comfortable with .spec files (and there are both openSUSE howtos and irc-based packaging "days" for assistance), then you'd be able to put the package into the build-service yourself, for the availability of everyone. What better way to help contribute to the community?

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