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Re: hplip: hp-toolbox advertising?



On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 23:24 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 22:16 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Bernard Johnson wrote:
> > 
> > > I was working on finding/reporting some bugs with the hplip package and
> > > noticed that there was no menu entry.  Knowing that a graphical program
> > > with no menu entry wasn't the norm, I was about to file a bug, except
> > > when searching for a duplicate, I came across this:
> > > 
> > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=170762
> > > mclasen redhat com:
> > > "We don't give free ad space to HP on our menus..."
> > 
> > > I find that to be both an interesting and hypocritical comment.
> > 
> > Bernard has a point.  Usability issues (e.g. David's comments) isn't an
> > excuse for half-hearted packaging.  If hplip is in fedora, it ought to be
> > packaged properly (.desktop menu, icons, and all).
> 
> Blindly following packaging guidelines is not an excuse for poor
> usability. 
> 
Do we have an alternative to provide that functionality?  If so, sure,
get rid of the poorly behaved software and enable something else in its
place.  If not, then we're robbing the user of functionality.

-Toshio

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