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Re: [trinity-users] Sources list entry for Salvek's repository for LM17 was: Re: [trinity-users] gcc and Trinity dependencies

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:26:11 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 19 Nov 2014, Lisi Reisz wrote:

> On Wednesday 19 November 2014 01:48:24 Michael . wrote:
>> Why do mailing lists always end up with emotional posts?
>> No DE is awful. I use most of them, they each have their good and bad
>> points.
>> Attacking another DE is similar to attacking systemd or suggesting Debian
>> is on its last legs.
>> It is an opinion, everyone has a right to their opinions, but no one else
>> should feel as though they are using something that is inadequate just
>> because, as individuals, we don't like something.
> No, I cannot accept this.  I am partially sighted.  That is my perspective.
> Yes, MATE on Mint is awful.  For me.  I did make that clear.  One man's meat
> is another man's poison.  And I can give rational reasons for feeling that.
> But that doesn't mean that there are not those who love it.  In fact, I know
> that there are, and I have no problem with that.  I have never said that it
> should not exist or that this distro or that distro should not use it. Or
> that those who use it are inferior.  In fact, some might say that they are
> superior because they clearly have better eyesight. ;-)  Merely that I find
> it awful.  And that in a discussion on another list we could not hink of
> another DE which is as configurable, and therefore as suitable for those of
> us with less than 20:20 vision, as TDE.
> Lisi

I agree that such discussions of opinions, based in fact and on
reasonable considerations, are perfectly acceptable and I welcome 
them. I find them helpful (even when I disagree).


Felmon Davis

If ignorance isn't bliss, I don't know what is.  -- Craig Ewing