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#251 2014-05-09 18:59:41

lmello
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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Compatibility between different distro's packages, like every .rpm package would work in any rpm-based distro and every .deb package would work in any deb-based distro.

EDIT: I already said that tongue

Anyway I'd say more BIG commercial software, like AutoCAD for civil engineers, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects for filmmakers, etc. And less fixed-schedule releases for distro's and DE's... I wish that everybody followed Debian's and Slackware's philosophy of releasing their software 'when it's ready' instead of rushing up things, leaving a lot of bugs untouched...

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#252 2014-05-09 22:04:01

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

lmello wrote:

... .... ....I wish that everybody followed Debian's and Slackware's philosophy of releasing their software 'when it's ready' instead of rushing up things, leaving a lot of bugs untouched...

Pacman and maintainers of arch packages do that

even as Allan say 'We will release %s when is ready, on before"

Well since I not touch this thread I will say something:
"Less Compatibility with what is spected to work and more with what is working.
One simply can upgrade a game engine to requiere more graphic if the drivers on linux not support all that graphic, are wrken or not exist"


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#253 2014-05-09 23:19:40

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

lmello wrote:

Compatibility between different distro's packages, like every .rpm package would work in any rpm-based distro and every .deb package would work in any deb-based distro.

While this would be nice, a given package is typically built against dependencies.  Versions would have to be identical across all distributions.  Otherwise each package would have to be statically built, which is not really a great alternative.

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#254 2014-05-10 10:12:04

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

lmello wrote:

I wish that everybody followed Debian's and Slackware's philosophy of releasing their software 'when it's ready' instead of rushing up things, leaving a lot of bugs untouched...

Someone has to do the bug-hunting on a release model like ArchLinux before other distributions. You have to remember that developers are not able to find all the bugs by themselves.


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#255 2014-05-10 12:09:00

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

I suspect lmello may have been referring to cases where there are "stable" releases - not making the global statement that all releases should be stable releases.  So less of a "everyone must do A" and more of an "Everyone who claims to do A should do A".

If a project plans ahead of time to release a "stable" snapshop every six months, then when that deadline comes, they have to force out the project whether it is ready or not.  If they didn't plan a specific timetable, they could release the next "stable" version when it was actually stable - after it had been tested on rolling releases and testing repos.


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#256 2014-05-10 13:41:54

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Trilby wrote:

I suspect lmello may have been referring to cases where there are "stable" releases - not making the global statement that all releases should be stable releases.  So less of a "everyone must do A" and more of an "Everyone who claims to do A should do A".

If a project plans ahead of time to release a "stable" snapshop every six months, then when that deadline comes, they have to force out the project whether it is ready or not.  If they didn't plan a specific timetable, they could release the next "stable" version when it was actually stable - after it had been tested on rolling releases and testing repos.

Indeed you're probably right. The only cases I know where deadlines were pushed backwards are with Ubuntu 6.06 and Fedora 19 (I think, it's 19 anyways) because of some issue they couldn't fix before the scheduled release.


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#257 2014-05-10 21:59:23

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Ubuntuforums.org sure gets a lot of angry posts for a 'stable' release wink

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#258 2014-05-11 22:49:10

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Trilby wrote:

I suspect lmello may have been referring to cases where there are "stable" releases - not making the global statement that all releases should be stable releases.  So less of a "everyone must do A" and more of an "Everyone who claims to do A should do A".

If a project plans ahead of time to release a "stable" snapshop every six months, then when that deadline comes, they have to force out the project whether it is ready or not.  If they didn't plan a specific timetable, they could release the next "stable" version when it was actually stable - after it had been tested on rolling releases and testing repos.

Exactly. smile


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#259 2014-05-12 16:50:29

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

A plugin, similar to Pipelight, that works with PPAPI plugins, allowing for native, fully updated Flash on non-blink based browsers. I would do it if I had the skills, but I don't, unfortunately sad.

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#260 2014-11-21 01:13:52

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Now that we have a nice steam client with lots of very fun and high-end games, good support for hybrid graphics would be killer to me. I'm not a fan of Apple hardware but the feature on some Macbook Pros to automatically switch between the Intel and Nvidia/AMD cards when they are needed is great. I'd love to see this happening soon. At least within the binary blobs...


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#261 2014-11-21 08:24:32

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

I'd kill for DAW like Ableton Live

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#262 2014-11-21 14:05:54

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Visual Studio, I would prefer just doing ALL of my programming in Linux instead of doing most on Linux and some in a Windows VM.


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#263 2014-11-21 14:28:14

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

CSCoder4ever wrote:

Visual Studio, I would prefer just doing ALL of my programming in Linux instead of doing most on Linux and some in a Windows VM.

Do you use eclipse or vim or emacs?


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#264 2014-11-21 17:38:55

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

RibShark wrote:

A plugin, similar to Pipelight, that works with PPAPI plugins, allowing for native, fully updated Flash on non-blink based browsers. I would do it if I had the skills, but I don't, unfortunately sad.

AFAIK, there is something like that: https://github.com/i-rinat/freshplayerplugin
Be aware it is not sandboxed (as Pepper is).

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#265 2014-11-21 17:45:07

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

A Linux version of Adobe Digital Editions. Its the only reason I boot into Windows now just so I can get my latest library book checkout onto my reader.

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#266 2014-11-22 01:36:45

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

MikeW wrote:

A Linux version of Adobe Digital Editions. Its the only reason I boot into Windows now just so I can get my latest library book checkout onto my reader.

You can use an older version of Adobe Digital Editions in Wine quite nicely.  I have been using version 1.7.2.1131 for a couple of years to load my Kobo eReader with library books.  Look for digitaleditions_172.exe.

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#267 2014-12-06 23:12:16

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

ugjka wrote:

I'd kill for DAW like Ableton Live

Renoise is quite nice, if you like the tracker-based approach (like FT II and ST of old but modern)
http://www.renoise.com/

I just wish VST's on Linux where a more common thing aswell.

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#268 2014-12-08 14:01:44

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

A better way to handle sound.  If I have my usb microphone plugged in on startup it screws up my sound settings. I just find the sound a bit flakey it doesn't take much to screw it up and you get no sound at all then you hve to try and figure out what went wrong. I also installed pulse audio so I could use Skpe but couldn't get Skpe or pulse to work properly.


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#269 2014-12-08 14:34:52

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

something that you feel linux is missing >> Cloud?

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#270 2014-12-09 04:46:05

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

ackt1c wrote:

something that you feel linux is missing >> Cloud?

Care to elaborate?

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#271 2014-12-09 09:58:07

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

x33a wrote:
ackt1c wrote:

something that you feel linux is missing >> Cloud?

Care to elaborate?

Do you really want to hear more about whatever comes with the "Cloud" buzzword?

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#272 2014-12-09 14:26:25

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

photoshop. i can live with inkscape over illustrator, but gimp still is not to the level of photoshop.


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#273 2014-12-09 14:47:15

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

ttz wrote:

photoshop. i can live with inkscape over illustrator, but gimp still is not to the level of photoshop.

What level is that? What do you use Photoshop for that can't be done in the GIMP?

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#274 2014-12-09 17:39:52

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

x33a wrote:
ackt1c wrote:

something that you feel linux is missing >> Cloud?

Care to elaborate?

Cloud storage is really popular, maybe a GB cloud account to store configurations.  And yes I'm anti cloud.

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#275 2014-12-09 17:51:50

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

x33a wrote:
ackt1c wrote:

something that you feel linux is missing >> Cloud?

Care to elaborate?

He's saying Linux is missing the ability to do redirection to the cloud.

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