On Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:05:25 -0800 Roger Luedecke email@example.com wrote:
I'm atm using Debian (sid) and evaluating (under vbox) 13.2 for my desktop/notebook and eventually VPS (Linode). Interestingly, I've started Linux with Suse in 1999 (Lenz was great support guy at the time), but later moved away due to rpm-dep-hell problems.
Now I see that Zypp seems to be great dep-solver and I'm on the path back. :-)
On the other hand, the font rendering issue is being worked on actually and should be fixed in an update soon.
I'm glad to hear it!
As for installing proprietary drivers, I'm not sure how much easier we could really make it. Most reviews complaining about that are due to a fundamental misunderstanding of how it works with us, and they are expecting it to be like Ubuntu which has an in your face tool for it. Whereas we simply add a repo, and things are generally handled automatically with an update so long as 'recommends' haven't been disabled.
I also read that 'review', but didn't get that the solution is to 'just add the repo', so it does not sound bad, imho.
In general I understand your concern regarding papercut issues. I think it has to do with the phenomenon of 'cat-herding'. We have far too many communication channels which are poorly integrated, and often underused.
The number of mailing lists, IRC channels etc. is really overwhelming, so cutting those short a bit and focus/integrate those might be good strategy.
Towards the above point, I think that would still be the final solution. We need an integrated 'command-center' for the project so that communication will be more transparent and issues can be tracked in order to avoid regressions. I have been considering approaching the community as a whole with the idea again, but this time proposing a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign so we can hire some dedicated developers to make sure the task is done correctly and completely.
I'm looking forward hoping that Suse will 'pass' my evaluation and that I'll be soon part of the (old) community. ;)
All the best, Gour