[sf-lug] cookies in Ubuntu
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jul 7 01:04:03 PDT 2011
Quoting Brian Morris (cymraegish at gmail.com):
> ****Why couldn't Linux distributors do this integration?
It's a really good idea, and I've wondered it myself. At the bare
minimum, I expect that distros like Debian could offer a metapackage
that in one step pulls down and jams together the browser and several
key extensions. (Last I checked, both Debian and Ubuntu offer
maintained distro packages for Adblock, Adblock Plus, and NoScript, at
> My point was to make it so easy for people to install the stuff that it
> would get popular.
Sure, I got that, and I'm sorry if I sounded cranky.
If you want to understand why I might get cranky, imagine what it feels
like to do a lot of work documenting a problem, why it exists, who's
responsible for it (and why the creators of Firefox aren't motivated to
help on account of conflict of interest, albeit a thousand times more on
your side than the creators of Chrome), exactly how to fix it, and why
-- only to hear back 'Yeah, but how can it be made simpler?'
Want to make it simpler? Fine, you do it.
You think publishing somewhere a 'short, to-the-point list' will help?
Cool, you do that.
I mean that. If you want to be a part of the Linux community,
participate. Don't just idly ask how unspecified theoretical
people might do some free work for you.
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