I don't think it's constructive to continue this thread, but I'll just
point out something here..
On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Pekka Savola wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, David Necas (Yeti) wrote:
>>On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 07:23:13PM +0100, Julien Olivier wrote:
>>>You're right ! But those problems are _nothing_ compared to the problems
>>>you face when you don't speak a single word of English and yet have to
>>>use English-only apps.
>>But then we are no longer talkig about developers and early
>>adopters. When one can't read README's in tarballs, one can
>>hardly fall into these categories.
> _Exactly_ my point, thanks. I realize that for some user communities,
> translations (even shoddy ones) are very important.. but strictly
> speaking, for Fedora Core they probably aren't.
Someone that can read README's in tarballs is not going to wait for the
latest and greatest to be packaged in a Fedora rpm.
Wrong. Many (almost all I know) people which use a RPM-centric
distribution actually prefer to get their packages in RPM format.
They're certainly *not* going to install the stuff from a tarball.
Whether they wait for Fedora, or just re-package the RPM with newest stuff
themselves, is a different question.
Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings