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Re: [SLE] An idea for YOU and SUSE
  • From: Jos van Kan <vankan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 17:05:24 +0100
  • Message-id: <43EE0B44.4020608@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider wrote:
On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 13:52 +0100, Jos van Kan wrote:

Ken Schneider wrote:

On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 00:14 -0500, John Perry wrote:



(knip)

Well, usually. I still can't resist scanning the craplist every once in a while to make sure it really is all crap.


Interesting, patches that fix security holes are considered crap.
Perhaps it would have been better to say, patches that are not necessary
to my system. These security updates certainly are not crap.


No they are not security updates. Most of them are localization files (for OO 1 for crying out loud) and I agree with Allen that it would be nice to be able to say "No I'm not downloading those files, not now, not ever, never". And whether they are crap or not is all in the eye of the beholder.



I believe that the people that volunteer their time to write these
programs would highly disagree with you calling them crap. But I will
also agree that displaying patches/updates that do not apply to what I
have installed should have a means of being hidden from view just as
installed patches/updates are. Provide an option in the pulldown to
should patches/updates for packages -not- installed.

Technically I agree with you on every point, Ken, except on a minor one: I didn't call them crap. I said "crap is in the eye of the beholder". A non-chinese speaking, US-citizen would call the Chinese locale file to OO crap because it isn't of interest to him. That does not says anything about the intrinsic value of the file.

Regards,
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Jos van Kan registered Linux user #152704

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