[conspire] even though I install an add-on to create a tiny url in Firefox, the add-on is not available

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Wed Dec 23 19:22:23 PST 2009

begin Rick Moen quotation of Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 02:44:59PM -0800:

> Looking at that situation, my immediate reaction is:
> 1.  Why the fsck does gnome-look.org encourage distribution of
> screensaver artwork inside .deb packages, which get installed with
> root authority and can include preinst and postinst scripts?
> 2.  Why the fsck do user browsing gnome-look.org trust software
> listed there by unknown third parties?

3. Why are people still running screensavers in 2009
when DPMS came out in 1993?

(I can understand the attraction of being able to
swap out the "look" of the GUI, but it's not just
screensavers.  GTK theme engines are low-level library
code that run as you.

Don Marti                                 +1 510-332-1587 mobile
dmarti at zgp.org

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