On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:49:06 -0500
Fred Gleason wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2014, at 13:10 30, Filipe Coelho wrote:
This is assuming some DE, and I guess such efforts are limited to the
two largest DEs out there.
> 2) Is the documentation installed in such a way that the distro’s
Also DE specific, I assume.
> 3) If the package involves adding system services, do they
Or systemd, or ...
> 4) Can the package be installed and updated easily using the distro’s
Or pacman or ...
> 5) Does the package lay out default data stores and configuration so
It honestly bothers me when stuff is geared towards specific Distros or
DEs or package managers. Some people doing this stuff simply ignore
(or can't conceive) that there are other possible ways to do stuff. One
example I came across recently is this ticket regarding dbus:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50955. Reading the
comments it seems to me that dbus was written with RPM in mind,
completely ignoring that other systems might do things differently.
It's not even a big difference in this case.
Distribution guys really shouldn't write system software.
Regarding the DE integration... well, I get the impression that too many
people assume the users are running gnome, or KDE, but mostly some form
of gnome these days. Shouldn't the DE guys bother with DE integration,
and maybe try to push it upstream? They apparently don't do that, so
this is mostly left to packagers. I don't even want to know how much
duplication of effort is going on there. I also don't like how much
packagers seem to focus on DEs (mostly gnome). It may be practical to
assume a mono culture, but we are luckily not there yet.
Sorry for the rant.
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