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Old 01-13-2010, 04:50 PM   #961
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Add OO? Oh god no. Slackware is getting too big already. I'd like to see some stuff removed rather than new stuff added.

A reworking/rationalisation of the disksets probably wouldn't hurt either. Especially so, if it could be done in such a way as to provide an easy way to do a minimal install. Getting rid of the 'n' set and putting the stuff in there in either 'a' or 'ap' as appropriate, would probably be a good start.
 
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:11 PM   #962
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the IT guy does
The IT guy installs what he is told, or he is not the IT guy for very long.

It is irrelevant anyway because 99% of people use Microsoft Word, we in the Linux world actually have a Word beater, yet a number of people are against it because it weighs in at a compressed 130-150mb that seems to me to be a fatuous argument for not including a piece of software.

The only reasons a bit of software should be included is because it works, it is stable, and it improves Slackware. Given a choice between Koffice and Openoffice I know what I would choose. However this is again irrelevant as the only person who's opinion matters is Patrick Volkerdings.

However I would suggest that he does actually read, and probably laughs, at these threads and if enough people say they want the Slackware logo to be pink then it will be pink, or maybe even readable upside down when rotated.

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:16 PM   #963
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I've got a feeling that the twirly-whirly-upside-down-back-to-front-read-it-stood-on-your-head-while-stoned logo is going to make a comeback in 13.1.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #964
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I've got a feeling that the twirly-whirly-upside-down-back-to-front-read-it-stood-on-your-head-while-stoned logo is going to make a comeback in 13.1.
BUT in shocking PINK.

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #965
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Great, it will match my eyes.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:24 PM   #966
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yet a number of people are against it because it weighs in at a compressed 130-150mb that seems to me to be a fatuous argument for not including a piece of software.
putting it in the distribution means that the people who take care of the distribution will start fielding questions about it, keeping it up to date, handling CVEs, etc. It's a lot of work for a small team. I'd rather that team spend their time figuring out how to get glibc 19.29.21 working and I'll put openoffice on myself, since its trivial to do.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:26 PM   #967
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I've got a feeling that the twirly-whirly-upside-down-back-to-front-read-it-stood-on-your-head-while-stoned logo is going to make a comeback in 13.1.
Ahh yes, the 'Slamwars' one.

I'm not going anywhere near that discussion this time.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 05:29 PM   #968
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... Patrick Volkerdings...

However I would suggest that he does actually read, and probably laughs, at these threads and if enough people say they want...
samac
I'd agree with the above. Pat has been known to make infrequent guest appearances on LQ and I figure he reads a LOT of what's posted re Slackware. It's sheer speculation on my part, but it isn't unreasonable that ANY developer, artist, programmer, or whatever, wants and likes to know what <fans/users/whatever> are thinking about his/her work, and possibly trying to appeal to their desires sometimes.

But, I dunno, it'd take a whole lot of demand IMO before the Slack logo goes pink and can be read from any angle or perspective-- (prove me wrong, Pat!)

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:31 PM   #969
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For those who've never seen it, here it is:

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/wp-c...2644275475.png

From Eric's blog: Alien Pastures

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #970
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For those who've never seen it, here it is:

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/wp-c...2644275475.png

From Eric's blog: Alien Pastures
My Gawd is that UGLY!!! One would have to know it is suppose to spell "Slackware" or they would spend a great deal of time trying to guess what it means. "Slamwars" is the best I can make of it.

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:59 PM   #971
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There was a thread about it a while ago. It was a pretty heated discusion for and against. Very nearly a Slackware civil war.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:04 PM   #972
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Personally, I don't like it either. I do like the binary versioning of 13 though.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:05 PM   #973
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Found the thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...slackware+logo
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:48 PM   #974
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Found another old new logo thread, with The Man Himself joining in at post #85.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...slackware+logo
 
Old 01-13-2010, 09:02 PM   #975
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http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.4_Feature_Plan

See the kwin - core entry of kdebase-workspace
Its right on top, but AFAIK it didnt make it to 4.4. Im not 100% sure though.
Ah that I had seen but I guess I didn't pay much attention back then!
I'm still wondering, tiling windows for kwin? How?
 
  


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