behdad at behdad.org
Tue Apr 7 11:32:18 PDT 2009
On 04/07/2009 02:19 PM, Tuomo Valkonen wrote:
> On 2009-04-07, Daniel Stone<daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:01:42PM +0000, Tuomo Valkonen wrote:
>>> that need root access to modify.
>> That or an ability to read documentation.
> A 1000 page developer document for a simple setting. YUP.
> That is indeed the typical approach to everything in Linux
> these days. fontconfig, udev, Xft, HAL, everything. Even gtk
> itself has all the simplest configuration documentation hidden
> within API documentation.
> No thanks. The best configuration files are the self-documenting
> ones. In Linux/FOSS these days, it's essentially complicated _program
> source code_ in a fancy non-programming language (XML) syntax that
> is supposed to be used for configuration as well. It screams out
> loud: POWER USERS: VANISH! THIS OS IS FOR DEVELOPERS AND
> UNDEMANDING IDIOT USERS ONLY!
Why are you still wasting your time here then?
Srsly, dude, get away from your keyboard. Go out for a walk, enjoy the
weather, have a good time.
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