2009/1/16 member greenarrow1 firstname.lastname@example.org:
I would really like to know what went on with some of the changes in 11.1. Since 10.1 I was able to install my printer with ease of the printer configs but now it recognized my scanner but not the printer and they are both Canon MP530's all in one. On previous versions I was able to force in use of the MP500 printer driver on the OpenSUSE GUI but now all I get is errors and I cannot get pass the GUI. Well guess it is back to manual configs again but my complaint is why change something that worked before and now does not? I do not understand when they do things like this and the current printer configs are what I call a new users nightmare. Before one could click the model and look for the driver but now unless the user knows where it is he has to browse. How many new users would even know where to browse in the files? When I did find the MP500 driver in the cups-gutenprint folder the OpenSUSE program would not let me install it telling me it is the wrong driver when in fact it is not. I could not even force install it because OpenSUSE would not allow this. Now this would turn off a new user at the get go and that if he/she was able to get this far.
Why the developers made a easy to use GUIand make it into something difficult is beyond me. This is another type of "well the user should be a geek and understand what to do".
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:40 PM, Eric Springer email@example.com wrote:
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 4:41 AM, Birger Kollstrand firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I tried my luck on the factory list with asking about the plans, goals and dreams :-) for the comming releases. Seen from Novell´s point of view.
Not much came of that unfortunately.
What I´m looking for is much more than which upgrade upgraded desktop environment is going in.
What use cases does Novell want to reach? What should the user be able to do with SUSE?
- Portability/Laptop/Nettbooks and so on
- Connectivity of devices
- Support for syncronizing devices
- Home server setup, mediaserver, DNLA, UpnP, file , print and so on.
All the nice stuff that needs to be made with KDE this or that and Gnome what ever.
It would be really good if Novell can take a user stand and not a developer stand in the comming project. And with user , I´m thinking of the everyday user that does not even know what Linux is.
The most important thing is not which desktop environment version is available, but what an everyday user can do with it.
So pleeeeease somebody, enlighten me :-) Is there any strategy available?
I'm Interested in responses to this too. With every person I've shown openSUSE to they've had the same issues: problems understanding/navigating YaST and how it fits in with traditional tools. And how to find, install and update software. We don't even need more usability testing, we just need fixes. But on account of I have done nothing to help with this, I'll get off my soapbox. -- To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don't hijac the thread with user support. There are other forums for that. Use bugzilla for problems on 11.1.