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Re: [opensuse-project] future features
Le 04/04/2011 20:25, Kim Leyendecker a écrit :

openSUSE 11.4 is stable and current as well.

may be not so...

you must understand than when a product is buggy for some time, everybody avoid it and so no one report bugs anymore.

I just have a little example. I needed to build a dvd, and was not satified by my windows programm (incorporated to the linear editor), so I decided to use the command line dvdauthor.

But guess what, dvdauthor is pretty intimidating, so I began to scan "dvd" in YaST.

I already did one or two years ago, but there are so many new things...

I got a list of nearly 10 applications, all of them GUI to dvdauthor.

On these applications, nearly none was able to do what i expected. Some didn't either start, other crashes with segfault.

So I began to test all these apps, one after the other and open bugzillas. May be I should have done this long before, but I hadn't the data material I have at hand right now.

Of course, why keep 10 nearly identical apps, specially if they don't work? some are not even maintained upstream, but we have a packager that uses time packaging them... and now trying to fix the problems (many thanks to him!).

wouldn't it not be better to study the apps, take one, probably the one better maintained, ask upstream if they need help (many apps have only a handfull developpers!) and drop all the others?

I'm pretty sure there are other parts of the distro with same problem.


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