I don't mind that it by default shows ads for proprietary software. But I want a config setting even if its hidden away somewhere to disable that. Because I never ever going to buy proprietary software (I very much want to donate to open source software though).
Originally Posted by dh04000
/opt - http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-3.12.html
/usr/local - http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-4.9.html
I'm not so sure its the rational of "binary only", just more that despite being installed by the software centre, the commerical software isn't part of the distro, thus should be put in /opt. Funnily enogh, /opt specifically states that the distro can put software there, but it doesn't seem to say the same about /usr/local, which I guess would mean /opt is more apt.
Debians wiki is maybe slightly more clearer if you argue there is a disctinction between a package and a piece of software, and they did refer to tar'd binaries vs those you compile yourself. Personally I think its confusing and some of it needs to be rewritten, or at least defined better.
Yes, the full editor is being ported.
Originally Posted by Spectre
Note that it will only be in release preview form by 4.0. No word on when it'll be a fully supported stable platform for Unity, but quite possibly in a 4.0.x release.
how ironic, that all having "Unity" in its name and something to do with Ubuntu is sounds like a mess and looks good for nothing.
Originally Posted by Thaodan
that's current standard description: http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-...FTWAREPACKAGES
Originally Posted by ownagefool
but yeah, basically, all /opt descriptions are come down to a polite way to say "for haphazardly designed, unmaintainable crap, third-party or otherwise".
and that is clear and nice.
No Python On Desktop
Regarding UCS being so slow, I also think that canonical devs are sacrificing performance for just a little more ease of use . I strongly believe that Python is not for desktop, it's one of the best on web though!
Python apps are just slow and heavy-weight like hell. It kills me when I see canonical promotes python like shit. Don't get me wrong, I like ubuntu, use it and still believe it's the best linux distro out there. I hope that one day canonical devs look at folks at "elementary-os" camp and realize how awesome is to use Vala language to build desktop apps.
Below are a few Vala features:
Easy to use and learn.
Fast(It compiles to C/GObject which then compiles to native binary) the speed is close the C/C++ produced binary.
Has modern interface.
Has 0 day support for all GLib based libraries like Gtk, Clutter, GDBus, etc
Also has good support for many other non GLib/GObject based libs like SDL, Zlib, etc
I hope for the next ubuntu app showdown we see Vala gets more love from ubuntu folks.
Yes and software that is installed through the software center don't fill in the categories, that why it's wrong from canicial to say put software that is in the software center to /opt.
Originally Posted by dfx.
Vala is pretty cool, but there are far more resources for learning Python. Learning Vala requieres either know GLib, or know C#. There is no newcomer's entry point, so looks pretty logical that Python is the chosen path.
Originally Posted by sepisoad
This is how commercial/proprietary software works on Windows.
Originally Posted by dh04000
Canonical seem to have no rules which forbids this type of bullshit behavior in software submitted to the Ubuntu Software Center.