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Re: [opensuse-project] Coming up with a good Policy ...
  • From: Matt Gray <mjg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:44:52 +0100
  • Message-id: <4A7ADE54.2080401@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Martin Schlander wrote:
Torsdag den 6. august 2009 14:07:09 skrev Charles Kerr:

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 5:25 AM, Lubos Lunak<l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
You keep using this framing device. I'm very interested in
which other popular-competitors-in-a-component-used-by-
interconnected-applications "other options" you have in mind.

If you can cite of another such component that's preselected,
I will gladly concede everything you've said.

And why is this relevant at all? Any user who wants the choice would still
have it right at his fingertips. The people who don't want the choice would
have some guidance, so they won't feel like we're leaving them stranded with
pure lottery.

As I've said before, the magnitude of the choice, is a very bad argument for
not having a default. On the contrary it's a strong argument why we shouldn't
force the user to make such a choice within in his first few minutes of
interacting with our distro, if he doesn't wish to do so.

I wonder if having no preselection/default is supposed to be so great for
attracting people, why noone else is doing it - including even Debian.

You'd think they'd have noticed how great it's worked for us in recent
years... </sarcasm>


only five percent of installations are from new users.

if that figure is unacceptable then we need to do something to improve
the situation.

and thus do we have an openfate request with twice as many votes as any
other being discussed in this very list.
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