Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 15:43 UTC
Gnome Quite a little interesting tidbit on Planet GNOME today. As we all know, the default file manager for the GNOME desktop is Nautilus. While there's nothing inherently wrong with it, it does have this odd interface where actually more screen space is dedicated to controls and buttons than to the actual part that matters: your files. As part of Ubuntu's Papercuts project, a fix has been worked on.
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Canonical and upstream
by troy.unrau on Tue 21st Jul 2009 18:22 UTC
troy.unrau
Member since:
2007-02-23

Not to fuel a flame war, but this is typical of *ubuntu. Change something in a way that isn't accepted upstream?

Within KDE (and talking to my Gnome counterparts, they confirm it's happening to them too), we often get reports of bugs from *ubuntu that we cannot reproduce on any other system.

They mess with our translations (see spanish translation's "File" menu) and then when users come to KDE for help, they can't follow the generic instructions because that menu doesn't exist on kubuntu...

They don't synchronize changes with upstream, and often push software out too soon in a broken way.

Please folks, get them to play nice with upstream?

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RE: Canonical and upstream
by vivainio on Tue 21st Jul 2009 19:00 in reply to "Canonical and upstream"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


Please folks, get them to play nice with upstream?


IIUC this is about upstream not wanting their change (and it is a big improvement IMO). Sometimes it's better to push forward with what they think is best. If upstream disagrees, it's okay; there is no time to convince everybody if you have a release to make.

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RE[2]: Canonical and upstream
by KugelKurt on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:10 in reply to "RE: Canonical and upstream"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

IIUC this is about upstream not wanting their change

They don't want the change, because they are already developing something better.
If Canonical just had asked the Nautilus devs beforehand, the Canonical guy could've helped them out instead of developing a feature that will never make it into upstream GNOME.

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RE: Canonical and upstream
by B12 Simon on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 10:28 in reply to "Canonical and upstream"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Not to fuel a flame war, but this is typical of *ubuntu. Change something in a way that isn't accepted upstream?


Isn't that the point of open source?

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