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Re: [opensuse] about choice (was: Off Topic: using reply-to)
Patrick Shanahan composed on 2017-06-18 10:11 (UTC-0400):
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linux is still about choice.
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It used to be. Practical choices have been dwindling for a long time, replaced
by naive "newness" that only works on some hardware or for some users. In
plasma, it remains impossible (limited by QT5) to select a bold font[3], or the
iso yyyy-mm-dd date format[4], or, if using the wrong hardware, to avoid
segfaulting and crashing[5]. Most recently, Firefox started defaulting to
building with the intentionally broken interop GTK3+[1]. Wolfgang's workaround
needed by non-Gnome users will only last until mozilla.org removes the
capability to build with GTK2.[2]

[1] e.g. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1269274
[2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1278282
[3] https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-57736
[4] https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=340982
[5] e.g. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=380008
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