The parallel between RevLin and Android seems quite close - tweak the kernel core and throw away everything else. This raises echoes in my mind of the current Android fiasco, where Google are dragging their feet on back-porting features/fixes to Linux (In the end Greg K-H had to drop their incompatible code from the tree). So can you reassure us about that aspect?
RevLinAdmin wrote:Just wanted to ask linux users (you guys) what features would you like to see in RevLin's desktop environment RaVe.
First and foremost I want it intuitive. IMHO Linux's weakest point is that it is developed by geeks who have proved chronically unable to understand or care about the ordinary intelligent but busy user (not expert, not dumb, but no time to RTFM - or even hunt for it. for that matter). For me such long-term issues include:
In my case I like to have a single bar across the top of the screen, with all links and status icons on it. To do things I then work top-down. I hate it when a tool's launch/admin option is in one place but the status indicator is somewhere else and dumb so you can't open it - you have to swing your attention to and fro like a yo-yo. So please at least give me the option of sanity.
I want desktop Help to cover all aspects of the OS, not just the GUI - I hate the way the GNOME help ignores the OS. Aargh! This is my interface with the OS - where else should I look for help?
I want seamless install AND UNINSTALL
which includes UNINSTALLING OLD DEPENDNCIES
that I don't even know or care about. Sorry about the shouting, but it hurts when things fill up and cleaning out requires a degree in rocket science - I don't have time to study.
I find multiple desktops really useful. But in GNOME if I start an app in one desktop and then flip to another before the app opens a window, the app follows me. (No idea if this can be fixed, but it is the debian default) No! If I'd wanted that I'd have done it that way. "Sticly" windows by default, please.
Desktop customisation - all features and options seamlessly integrated in one easily-accessible tool/framework. Not say the skin in one tool and the menu options in another.
Oh, and one more thing - seamless media insert/remove without any unmounting issues. With any media. Ever. If Windows can do it, I'm sure RevLin can too. Heck, Windows even copes with floppies.
Hoping for a great experience from you, down the line.
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