[Mageia-discuss] beta2 woes and no graphical root (tonyb)

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 10 18:11:40 CEST 2012

2012/4/10 Frank Griffin <ftg at roadrunner.com>:
> On 04/10/2012 11:25 AM, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
>> 2012/4/10 Anne Wilson<annew at kde.org>:
>>> On 10/04/12 15:19, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
>>>> And remember too that Linux is all about user's choice; none of
>>>> the "We are XXXXX of Borg, resistance is futile, you will do
>>>> exactly what we tell you".
>>> True indeed, but if someone wants to commit suicide we do have a moral
>>> duty not to supply the gun and teach him how to load it.
>> Except for society's sake! :)
> There is a big difference between turning something off by default and
> deliberately breaking an upstream feature that can only be enabled by
> someone knowledgeable enough to edit a configuration file.  I would say that
> if KDM supports this, and a sysadmin wants it, it's not our place to remove
> the feature unconditionally.
> What do we break next ? Remote X logins ?

Common sense? Oh, wait, this is usually broken by people who put
principles above common sense. Pls lets put aside with such things
like "freedom and choice by all means and don't deny me my suicide!"
or "Upstream rules above everything!". Pls let common sense rule. This
is not a technical issue, so let's switch on reason.


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