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Re: [opensuse] Login password(s) not accepted
On 01/05/12 19:19, phanisvara das wrote:
On Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:36:03 +0530, Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 30/04/12 17:47, phanisvara das wrote:
On Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:05:08 +0530, Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

As I said, Fedora and Kubuntu have no such hassles. They recognise what is being used.

I don't think that it would be rocket science to add a few lines of code to some script file which would check for "whatever" and take appropriate action to ensure that the user doesn't face a screen which shows that nothing is happening.

-> openFATE; but i think it's there already, rejected.

I have no idea what this openFATE thing is but I can only assume that it is something which is solely run by "the community".

it's where you can request new features, and discuss the benefits or problems, yes, with the "community."

Thanks for the URL, I'll have a look at it shortly.

And if so then this over-reliance on the "community" thing is one of the Achilles heels of openSUSE because all it takes is one "community member" who may be maintaining/developing/packaging a piece of software to get a pineapple up his rear end and spit the dummy and the whole sheebang goes belly up because there is nobody to control or direct what has or should be done.

that's life...but i prefer it to having a "dictator for life" who i can't stand.

Better to have someone in control and directing what happens than having a bunch of people pulling in all different directions. You know the adage, "United we stand, divided we fall".

Take the case of k9copy whose author is Jean-Michel Petit. He got fed up with having to keep the application going for all the various flavours of Linux distros and so gave up developing/maintaining it early last year. I don't think that anyone would consider him not to be a "community member". Now there is nothing which could replace his application unless one goes to something Window's related.

i know nothing about k9copy, and at the moment i don't think i want to know more about it.

Why not? It's not an infectious disease nor is it a porno program.


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