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

Fabrice Facorat fabrice.facorat at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 09:58:54 CEST 2010

2010/10/2 Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>:
> On 2 October 2010 21:50, Fabrice Facorat <fabrice.facorat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Le 2 octobre 2010 17:52, Nicolas Lécureuil <neoclust.mageia at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> 2010/10/2 Fabrice Facorat <fabrice.facorat at gmail.com>
>>>> 2010/10/1 Sinner from the Prairy <sinnerbofh at gmail.com>:
>>>> > Fabrice Facorat wrote:
>>>> > Mandriva tries that, with look'n'feel consistent on MCC, KDE and Gnome.
>>>> > draketools work on TUI or GUI. They work well.
>>>> some tools does not work correctly however and are buggy
>>> Better  is to fix them instead of rewrite all.
>> you know, when something have been broken for more than 2 years ... at
>> some point you may think that the best would be to just change it ;-)
>> --
>> Close the World, Open the Net
>> http://www.linux-wizard.net
> Specifying what exactly is wrong is an essential issue here:
> - Just "perl is hard to understand" isn't a problem for users, users
> don't code it.

but for dev and potential contributor this increase the antry barrier
for contribution

> - Not being used by other distros is again not a problem, each distro
> has native tools that no other distros use (as misc said a couple of
> emails up)

sure. But do Mandriva still have enough man power to maintain so many tools ?

> So, no, I wouldn't throw my old box out the window because if it works
> even if it's slow, until I buy a new box / can afford a new box.
> drakxtools work, until a viable alternative, if needed at all, is
> provided they should be kept.

I do say that we should do a complete analysis of all the mandriva
tools ( drakxtools, drakwizard, ... ), and have the decision on a
per-tool basis

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