I just noticed I've been replying to the individual posters rather
than the mailing list. Sorry to those people, and to everyone else,
here were my replies. Sorry for the confusion
On Dec 23, 2008 10:23am, Magnus Boman <captain.magnus(a)gmail.com> wrote:
* gnome/Gnome => GNOME
* SLAB grabs the keyboard by default, hence you can't do a print screen.
Not a bug (and can the lock can be turned off btw). Use gimp or start
gnome-screenshot -i to make screenshots.
Thanks. I'll take my own screenshots of it.
* From the Application Browser, you can right-click on an app and then
"Add to favorites" and it'll show up in the main menu
Thanks, although I have had no problems with that. It isn't a
substitute for a nice search :)
* Opensuse (and all variants) => openSUSE (or OpenSUSE if it starts a
Thanks for that Magnus, I've fixed it in my local copy. I won't update
the version on the net, so I don't take you replies out of context.
I'll have it all proof read later, but a few of those might have gone
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Cristian Rodríguez
a) Your "software managment" problem is an
user error, it is doing
exactly what is expected to do, telling you that the DVD is not there.
I'm completely aware of that, but I believe it's pretty counter
intuitive for a user, and forces novices to keep using the DVD even if
they'd rather just download. It's really exposing too much of the
underlying (repository) system to the user.
b) About the "software selection", you are welcome to contribute
packages to the "Contrib" repository.
The software selection seems fine, it's just hard to find from a user
point of view.
c) about the "duplicate repository" thing, there is a feature request
open to implement detection of that problem.
Hopefully it gets done soon, in just a few hours of testing, I had
some repositories duplicated 3 times.
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Rob OpenSuSE
This is far nicer than removing the DVD from the repository list,
It is. Thanks for the tip, I didn't even think of it -- but it appears
to be working well now.
you can now export that mount via NFS, and make the DVD available over
the net to other machines, allowing network installs to DVD-less PCs,
and faster no-hassle software installation via the net.
I think you were a bit lucky with the hardware, lots of ppl on forums
and mail lists have problems with Audio, certain graphics drivers
performing poorly. I have a whole raft of stuff that is Bugzilla
worthy, the problem is more choosing where best to focus efforts.
I did exercise a bit of caution when buying hardware, to only get well
supported stuff. Perhaps my results are atypical. I'll be sure to test
it over a larger variety of hardware.
As for the Usability, I thought the core YaST2 stuff was generally
good, though some of the new things, like the partitioner in stall are
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 9:27 PM, Markus <kamikazow(a)web.de> wrote:
I didn't even need to read it to see that you only
focus on GNOME.
openSUSE's main DEs are GNOME and KDE 4.1.3. The very least you should do is
to review the KDE part as well. And if you want to make something special,
review its XFCE implementation as well, because nobody else does it
Just so you know, I have installed and tested XFCE, KDE 3.5 and KDE
4.1 in openSUSE 11.1.
The major issue is, that this isn't a DE review -- but one of
openSUSE. And I chose to use GNOME because:
a) GNOME is currently a lot more popular (in general) than KDE
b) KDE 4.1 in my humble opinion was a worse experience than KDE 3.5,
which would make reviewing KDE quite cumbersome and very opinionated.
c) My personal preference was for GNOME, in my opinion it really stood out.
I'll be sure to mention the great job openSUSE has done in catering
for everyone though =)
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