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SubjectRe: CML2 design philosophy heads-up
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 11:26:25AM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> I'd like to break these assumptions. Or at the very least see how far
> they can be bent. I know this sounds crazy to a lot of hackers, but
> I think there's a certain amount of unhelpful elitism and self-puffery
> in the "kernels are hard to configure and they *should* be hard to
> configure* attitude. Let's give Aunt Tillie a chance to surprise us.

Don't get me wrong. I'm NOT opposed to having a config tool everyone and
their aunt can use. I'm opposed to that tool taking away the options expert
users have to do what they know is right for them.

Thankfully, decent tools for novice users already exists, in the KDE project
for example. And if the tool is missing a few things, please improve it
instead of forking a new tool with the same goal.

Arjan van de Ven
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