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From: Jesús Guerrero <i92guboj@...>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:28:15 +0100
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:52:04 +0200, Alex Alexander <wired@g.o>
wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 21:42, Zeerak Waseem <zeerak.w@...> wrote:
>> having to choose a profile, gives less time for the wavering user
> 
> Why all the fuss? No-one said we're removing the plain "desktop"
> profile, we're simply adding *more* options.
> 
> If you want generic DE options pre-enabled, choose the desktop profile.
> If you *know* you only need KDE as your DE, choose KDE,
> If you *know* you only need GNOME as your DE, choose GNOME,
> If you need both or can't decide, either choose Desktop and add the
> USE flags yourself or use both profiles together.
> 
> Beats enabling default USE flags without asking you :)

My personal definition of bloat: "to add complexity for no real gain on
features". Adding a profile just because it's a cool way to do the same
thing that *one* single USE flag can do is a nonsense *to me*.

I am already hearing all the new (and old) users asking what the damn
difference between the flag and the profile is. It's a cool way to create
extra traffic and confusion for absolutely no benefit. But hey, maybe it's
just that my old brain can't cope with the coolness :)
-- 
Jesús Guerrero


References:
[RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
-- Maciej Mrozowski
Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
-- AllenJB
Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
-- Alex Alexander
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