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On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 16:44, Donnie Berkholz 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
for i in `ls games-*`; do emerge $i; done
Those work out of the box, with exactly two exceptions that I can
recall, which are ut2003 and ut2004, both of which require the user to
ebuild /path/to/ebuild config them to enter their CD key.
> 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?
Well, to be honest, quite a lot in the desktop arena seems to "just
work" when merged. I've never had a problem with X (XFree86 or X.Org)
not working after being installed. Gnome has never failed me.
In fact, I find my biggest problem with anything that would fall under
the "desktop" TLP is finding them. For example, I just found
gnome-btdownload the other day and for a package that I never knew
existed before then, it is now an essential part of my Gentoo
> On the other side, what is really hard to configure? Where can we
> improve how we set things up when programs are emerged?
I haven't found much of anything hard to configure, other than working
32-bit OpenGL emulation on amd64.
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