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  • #76
    Originally posted by kazetsukai View Post
    If you're just going bleeding edge, ALL THE TIME, prepare for the problems. For everyone else, there's LTS distros.
    Isn't Ubuntu 12.04 an LTS release?

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    • #77
      Originally posted by johnc View Post
      Isn't Ubuntu 12.04 an LTS release?
      There's also 8.04 and 10.04, which are, still supported.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by kazetsukai View Post
        There's also 8.04 and 10.04, which are, still supported.
        Yes but the point is someone who says, "Let me try out this Ubuntu stuff" will download 12.04, install it, experience an absolute catastrophe of a disaster, and then scratch Linux off the list for the next 10 years.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
          I am not saying you personally try to get people on linux. But I don't think you are against the idea of linux having a larger marketshare (think more developers involved -> maybe less bugs??). But it's a chicken and egg problem: to have a larger marketshare you need less bugs in the first place and to be more user friendly. So, instead of having a system that is 95% good and throwing it away to start from scratch (tell me how many times has this happened in linux? Everybody starts from scratch and thinks this new design is the shit while the previous ones are shit) like it's happening now with x and wayland, I say fuck wayland just improve x.

          Another example, we had compiz 0.8 written in C. The developer rewritten it for C++. Of course, for a couple of versions it's shit (12.04 being a shitty standout). What was so wrong about keeping it in C and improving it from there? It was 95% ok, but nooooo we have to start again...and then again..and then again. Linux could take over a larger marketshare, but the devs jump to do a thing that already worked from scratch, they get all the media attention(ohhh look wayland, I'm cumming!), and it's never good enough for the real market. And when they'll release it we won't see an improvement, in fact most likely we will have problems...and then we will start from scratch once again, this time we'll do it right!
          Have you ever seriously worked on any big project? I don't want to make any assumptions, but you sound like you have no developer experience.

          Let me give you a real world example: in a lot of cases, when a new house is to be built replacing an old one, the old one isn't restored, it's smashed into the ground.
          Now why is that? It's for a very simple reason: smashing and starting completely a new is often times WAY cheaper than restoring.
          (And in software you don't even have to smash the old one, see below)
          Imagine you have a wood house, but due to circumstances, really need it to be made out of cement instead. That's not something you can
          just "improve" on the old house, is it?

          You might think that X and Wayland are very similar simply for the fact that they serve a similar role, but if you made any serious attempt at comprehending them
          you would soon realize that they are fundamentally different approaches to the problem. Hoegsberg himself is a senior contributor to X (I think),
          so he must know very well that yet another extension to X won't do the trick.
          I'd suggest you to head over to wayland's website and read the comparison to X give there, it's pretty insightful.

          There's two major advantages I see to starting from scratch:
          1. Obviously, you don't have to worry about cleaning up bad/old code. This frees up a lot of time for other things.
          2. You leave the old project intact. Did you ever consider all the people heavily relying on X's features and behavior?
          X itself isn't fundamentally bad, it's still good for many use cases (ie. remote sessions), and as many said already, will continue to live on for a very long time.

          Oftentimes, people confuse things like in the case with PulseAudio, calling it an "ALSA replacement" when it's really not
          (It's a proper solution for the problem dmix was a quick hack solution to).

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          • #80
            Originally posted by johnc View Post
            Yes but the point is someone who says, "Let me try out this Ubuntu stuff" will download 12.04, install it, experience an absolute catastrophe of a disaster, and then scratch Linux off the list for the next 10 years.
            You do know that Wayland didn't make the cut for 12.04, right? Not surprising, considering Canonical's (lack of) contributions....

            Each release, you get the latest stable software stack, and it receives bugfixes until the disto EOLs. So if you download 12.04, you get 12.04. If you download 10.04, you get 10.04. As far as I know, there's no reason for normal users to be recommended 10.04 or 8.04 over 12.04.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by johnc View Post
              Yes but the point is someone who says, "Let me try out this Ubuntu stuff" will download 12.04, install it, experience an absolute catastrophe of a disaster, and then scratch Linux off the list for the next 10 years.
              Then the fault lies entirely with Ubuntu and not the software developers. They don't dictate what ships with what.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                I am not saying you personally try to get people on linux. But I don't think you are against the idea of linux having a larger marketshare (think more developers involved -> maybe less bugs??). But it's a chicken and egg problem: to have a larger marketshare you need less bugs in the first place and to be more user friendly. So, instead of having a system that is 95% good and throwing it away to start from scratch (tell me how many times has this happened in linux? Everybody starts from scratch and thinks this new design is the shit while the previous ones are shit) like it's happening now with x and wayland, I say fuck wayland just improve x.

                Another example, we had compiz 0.8 written in C. The developer rewritten it for C++. Of course, for a couple of versions it's shit (12.04 being a shitty standout). What was so wrong about keeping it in C and improving it from there? It was 95% ok, but nooooo we have to start again...and then again..and then again. Linux could take over a larger marketshare, but the devs jump to do a thing that already worked from scratch, they get all the media attention(ohhh look wayland, I'm cumming!), and it's never good enough for the real market. And when they'll release it we won't see an improvement, in fact most likely we will have problems...and then we will start from scratch once again, this time we'll do it right!
                The new c++ version of compiz is not considered stable, at least if you not use the default unity set up. According to upstream you should use the 0.8.8 version if you run outside this user-case as I understand it. I get the impression that most of the distributions who is shipping compiz ship 0.8 series.++

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                  Never rewrite from scratch my friend...never. All that code you consider crap actually has a lot of bugfixes, the new code has a new array of problems and most likely will also repeat some bugs from the past....
                  When the problem itself has changed or limitations of the current approach block further development is is often imperative to write from scratch. Don't let this get in the way of your trolling though. Change==bad, new stuff is always the wrong approach, blah blah blah.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                    In fact you sound like you have no experience : http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articl...000000069.html

                    Never rewrite from scratch my friend...never. All that code you consider crap actually has a lot of bugfixes, the new code has a new array of problems and most likely will also repeat some bugs from the past....
                    I have read this article already, but it has absolutely no relevance to the case of Wayland.
                    The article talks about rewriting the SAME software from scratch, Wayland is a very DIFFERENT thing altogether.
                    Bugfixes in Xorg don't apply to Wayland because they are fundamentally different architectures..
                    how the hell am I supposed to explain that to you over and over again?

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                      how the hell am I supposed to explain that to you over and over again?
                      Why the hell are you trying?

                      1) Click user's name.
                      2) Click Add to Ignore List on the left-hand pane.
                      3) Click confirmation button.
                      4) Go use your new found free time to nail your better half.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                        Ubuntu 12.04 that will get on more computers that usual if we listen to Mr. Shuttleworth uses 0.9.something. And 11.10 also used 0.9.something if I'm not mistaken.
                        If you use Unity you should use 0.9.x as I understand it. Ubuntu is tailored to Unity uppermost, as compiz 0.9.x is to unity. If your user-case is different you can use it but should expect bugs.
                        Last edited by Akka; 08-15-2012, 03:44 AM.

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