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Re: SEUL: Re: SEUL distribution?
> -How good is the DEbian user interface? You don't even get
> auto-upgradable menus. And you get mosly raw X apps so the user is
> supposed to twinkle with resources. :-(
Hey, where has this person been? We have better auto-upgrading of menus than
Basically testing every distribution I can put my hands on, getting
ideas from them and thinking in the ways of improving them in order
one day I can say "Use Linux" to my sister.
Red Hat, and we had it first.
RedHat got auto-updatable menus as soon as RH4.0 (autumn96). By that
time Debian was still in Beta.
I confess than my two experinces in Debian have been short. I tend to
makde them longer and more exhaustive but I had much expectations on
Debian and the first impression I got (not necessarily right) was than
it was a distribution targeted for computer-phreaks. So
disapointement was a factor in the shortness of the experience
In the particular of auto-updatable menus: I tested this with Debian
1.3. I exited X and uninstalled an application I had seen in the
menus (I did it dselect). I restarted X. The application still
showed in the menus. If I was supposed to start a special command in
order to get menus updated then that is better than hand editing but
it still falls short if the target is an end user. And if I was
supposed to start a command then Debian is not doing better but worse
than distributions were the simple fact of installing or uninstalling
apps upgrades menus.
Jean Francois Martinez
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