[scribus] the Ubuntu conundrum
ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu Oct 22 13:26:07 CEST 2009
>> believe me -- and I realize that may have been tongue-in-cheek --
>> enormous success for a particular Linux distro can only be a good
>> thing for all the other Linux distros.
> The other thing from a development point-of-view is that there is
> probably a need/value of some of us who may have one of these massive
> hard drives on a computer to have more than one linux partition so we
> can side-by-side see where there are issues with one distro or another.
with one 1TB harddrive (which costs about 100 US$) you should be able to
install something like 200 different distributions.
(not sure if there is a BIOS supporting this and wether you want to
scroll down the list)
(well, virtualization may be a better way to go)
i'm willing to pay for this disk for each scribus team member who makes
the request, if this means a better support for non marginal
distributions (but you may have guessed it: i don't believe that hard
disks are the limiting factor here...)
> I would add that this doesn't have to be devs doing this, but really
> anyone who wants to help the project.
i'm also willing to offer the disk to some elected tester which are not
in the team.
> The only other thing to add is that maybe we can avoid arguing about
> how popular or how many computers run this or that distro. I think
> what Craig was referring to is the long-standing and really unsolvable
> issue of knowing how much Linux is out there and what kind it is. This
> serves proprietary OS companies, but is for the rest of us rather
like most or all statistic, the one of mine was also made up.
the message was: there are many ubuntu users out there, who are using
scribus and they are a significative part of the scribus users which
don't use windows.
i suggest that we don't try to discuss the significance of statitistics
(we probably all agree on it), but try to solve the problems the ubuntu
users have with scribus.
i may try to contact some people, if the scribus team welcomes it.
have a nice afternoon
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