Aethyr wrote:@Kilz: But this is a moot point; You're still not running the Mint Desktop as it was intended, and that is my point in this thread; That instead of working on my desktop, I would like Mint to accomodate us more.
Kilz wrote:Aethyr wrote:@Kilz: But this is a moot point; You're still not running the Mint Desktop as it was intended, and that is my point in this thread; That instead of working on my desktop, I would like Mint to accomodate us more.
I think your coming at this wrong. At least from my understanding of how linux works. I could be wrong, but I have been at this since 2006. A developer creates something for their own use, and releases it. If people find it useful they use it. If not they use something else. The project is the developers, and while they may ask for an want constructive criticism they decide the development path. Accommodating is getting out of the way when someone wants to change something.
That isnt to say that users are only stuck with what a developer wants. They to can develop things if only for themselves.
The reason I use mint is not because it is a perfect match, but because it offers something close to what I find perfect. Then it stays out of the way when I want to modify it. The steps to get to a useable setup for me on Mint are much less than any other distro. Thats why I think Unity is a disaster, it gets in the way of my ability to change things.
I fully love having the multimedia things already setup, I like the icon theme, I think the updater is a good piece of code. I can live without the gnome shell and the other desktop addons. In this respect you also can change everything and anything. But long rants help no one and nothing. You are better off asking how to modify something, once you know putting that info out so others can use it. If the changes are popular, they may be adopted.
Aethyr wrote: since after configuring my own Lisa desktop I used none of the new additions Clem made for Lisa.
Aethyr wrote:Indeed a very elegant post. It made me realise that I too never run Mint in its exact default configuration, and what I loved about it was that I could get MY favorite configuration out of it within 5 minutes of installing and configuring the right packages. I just never saw GNOME Shell as being even close to what I wanted out of my desktop - in fact, it is as far as possible from it. I guess that the only way is the highway; since I don't like Shell and the way it works, separate session it is. I started out talking about the fallback, but well, it seems that no one believes it's going to go anywhere.
Yes I do realise that Clem will bring us a beautiful desktop in the end. He always does, because he puts in the effort. My opinion was that his efforts were spent, since after configuring my own Lisa desktop I used none of the new additions Clem made for Lisa.
Aethyr wrote:No matter how many extensions are added, no matter how much functionality is added, there is so much crucial functionality missing in and of itself that it can never reach a state of being comfortable to use with a mouse.
Joe_Linux wrote: RIght now I don't have my Glipper which I really like
eric k wrote:Joe_Linux wrote: RIght now I don't have my Glipper which I really like
It isn't Glipper, but there is a Gnome Shell Clipboard Manager, GPaste: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/install- ... gnome.html
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