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From: Spider <spider@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 22:09:18 +0200
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On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 13:44:50 -0700
Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o> wrote:

> One of my goals as manager of the desktop project is to get things to
> "just work." Once they're emerged, just run them and things are good
> to go.
> 
> Since I can't try everything, I need some feedback from you guys. What
> already does a great job at this? What stands out in your minds as
> being forgettable because of the lack of set-up effort?


> 
> On the other side, what is really hard to configure? Where can we
> improve how we set things up when programs are emerged?


device access to cdrom's and cdrw with udev default settings. especially
on IDE where /dev/cdroms/* and /dev/cdrom are symlinks, the device is
created as hd? , which in turn is given the access of the "disk" group
rather than the "cdrom" or "cdrw" groups.  

This effecitvely ruins cdburning and ripping for any and all users !=
root or != disk access.

And really.  I wouldn't give disk access to -any- user.  


USB sticks.   just doesn't work by default , configuration and magic is
required.
(hald + fstab-sync solves this) 

Multi user environment.     Nope, doesn't work out of the box.  pam does
nasty magic on the audio devices fex.

Language settings,  including a way of personalizing it per-user.

Printers.
   ugh ;P


//Spider


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