[Mageia-dev] About Mandriva tools future : Host Mandriva tools on github

Gustavo Giampaoli giampaoli.gustavo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 14:11:48 CEST 2010

> Substance counts a lot more than appearance to me.

Of course, but we must not be "closed minds". Yes, maybe from the
developers POV or from advanced user POV or some "geek" POV, the
appearance isn't too important.

But common people (and my self) like "pretty things". Even when the
eye-candy isn't related with if distro "works fine", why we should be
ugly? Why can't we have pretty tools that looks and works nice? You
think that MacOS is the "coolest" OS just because it's unix or because
it works fine? No. People (the common people like some one's sister)
love it because it's beautiful, looks great and they can tell friends
"look at my screen... nice! I'm cool because I have a Mac!"

If the only important thing is being unix and working fine, why Mac
users don't use Solaris?

Since I'm with Linux / Mandriva I remember talks about how slow is
Perl and how slow are MDV tools and why not to use some better
programing language (I think someone said "C" once?). So, if someone
says "we must change something to be better", please, don't say "NO"
in the beginning without any chance.

IMHO that we're in a special moment. A moment where we must look the
brightside of the situation: we're starting. This is the moment when
we must think and evaluate in the most crazy ideas, the most radical

Because once you started to roll, changes must be made one bit at the
time. But if we didn't start, we can say "this isn't useful anymore;
let's change it / rewrite it / leave it forever".

We're forking MDV, yes. But MDV shouldn't be seen as some kind of
"sanctuary" where "things can't be touched" (not even the "holly"
MCC). Personally, I joined Mageia because I believe we can make things
better than Mandriva did. I won't look to the past. I want to look to
the future. I'm not afraid of changes.


Gustavo Giampaoli (aka tavillo1980)

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