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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 08:54:14 -0400
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
> go.

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
experience.

> 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.

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering - Operational/QA Manager
Games - Developer
Gentoo Linux


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