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Re: hplip: hp-toolbox advertising?



On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 06:44 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 22:16 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> 
> >> 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.
> 
> David's usability issues have nothing to do with packaging.  
> If you can justify crippling the packaging, fine, but you haven't.
> 

I can see the point of putting things in the menus which are explicitly
installed by the user. But to force everything that is in the default
install into the menus just because somebody thought it would be a good
idea to write in the packaging guideline that "every gui app has to have
a desktop file" will quickly lead to unusable menus. 

I wonder what people will think about this when more vendors see the
light of open source and  we end up with 10 different "print" menu
items, and 10 different system daemons handling some vendors devices
(written in python and pulling in Qt, no less). 


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