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From: Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:58:57 -0400
Duncan wrote:
> Actually, yes.  Gentoo has never been a hand-holding distribution.  We 
> try to provide documentation and reasonable defaults for any apps the 
> user chooses to install, and let the user configure what they will.
> 

Gentoo is about choice.  Well, except for the choice to not have to 
choose...

I don't see why having some nice polished sets of use flags is a bad 
thing.  Personally, I find it a pain when I've emerged half of my system 
only to find out I left out some critical use flag (my use flags take up 
several lines now).  Sure, leave users a choice, but there is no harm in 
giving them some pointers.

Gentoo should be fully usable in a USE="" state, but that doesn't mean 
that we need to make users start out from this point.


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Re: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
-- Zeerak Waseem
Re: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
-- Rémi Cardona
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-- Maciej Mrozowski
Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
-- Rémi Cardona
Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
-- Maciej Mrozowski
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-- Duncan
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