On 7 December 2013 08:49, James Brierley <jmb8710(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 06/12/13 21:07, Lex Trotman wrote:
Ubuntu does the hack in the GTK libraries, not to
Geany so it won't help
There are many distros based on ubuntu but with "normal" desktops you
could try. That still gives you the Ubuntu software selection but since
they don't use the hacks there should be less problems. Linux Mint for
example is more popular than the Ubuntu its based on (by some measures).
Switching distributions based on one bug seems a bit drastic.
Sure, only discussed because the OP mentioned it.
What’s more, I really like the Global Menu and HUD
(when it works, which
it usually has done until I noticed this) and I’d hazard a guess that the
OP also would prefer to stick with Unity. In my case, once I had the
ability to hit Alt and type whatever I wanted to do, I found that Geany, or
anything, gave me all the keyboard shortcuts that something like Emacs or
Vim could give me (only without a learning curve best measured on cosmic
timescales) and I couldn’t live without it now.
As you say thats your personal and totally valid choice.
Failing that, Xubuntu and Lubuntu are both just as present as they’ve ever
been, and just an apt-get install [x|l]buntu-desktop away. Ubuntu !=
Good point, I had forgotten about the other Ubuntu spins. I mentioned
distros based on Ubuntu to try to be re-assuring that most of the good
things of Ubuntu don't need to be thrown away, and the re-spins are even
closer. Although my experience its always best to re-install to change
desktops, but YMMV. IIRC one of the Geany devs happily uses Xubuntu.
Both desktops are nice, and as Unitybuntu runs fast on
my machine (mostly
because of the SSD) the much lighter Xfce and LXDE-based desktops would go
like a bullet. I’ve played with them both, but have always started to miss
Unity afterwards (mainly the HUD and Dash) and gone running back.
Stick with what you are happy with, and beat up on the developer to fix the
bug, though something like it has been there since it was first introduced,
so it maybe isn't as easy as just saying it.
Anyway, not trying to start a holy war, just trying to dispel a few myths
about Ubuntu, I don’t care what distribution people use. In any case,
better to at least report a bug before jumping ship.
Yes definitely always report bugs, but not duplicates. I don't know the
ubuntu preference for regression, adding to the old bug or new bug.
"Unix is the worst computer operating system, except
all the others that have been tried."
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