QUOTE(Zumi @ Jan 10 2006, 09:29 AM)
The whole pdaXrom is root centered at the moment, nothing is refined from this point of view (mainly file/directory ownerships), so I don't bother making a user
-friendly solution for this reason.
It's not strictly root dependent, for example this can be easily solved by [...]
My rant might be a bit offtopic, but I feel the need to say it and later shut up for good.
This attitude of Sashz and Laze impacting other contributors is gradually starting to piss me off.
As far as I can tell the main promise of pdaXrom is to provide palmtop-optimized near-laptop power. The main promise is we can treat the Z. as a normal computer.
This can not be achieved unless normal work under non-root accounts is possible.
Many people here have pointed out their specific reasons why this is important. I'll add two of mines:
* I need to allow remote logins with X forwarding for normal users
* I need to run a variety of daemons/programs under specific accounts
Now I am able to work normally only after a long and painful process of tweaking
which makes the "normal" every-3-months upgrade to the newer RC a nightmare. I started checking-in various settings, sudoers etc files and scripts for the upgrade into my development Subversion repository until I realized this is probably insane.
So probably I am staying with RC12 for now. And since I do not upgrade, there is no reason for me to sponsor further development (apart from hardware donations), or participate actively in the forum
. I know Laze and Sashz are very well aware of this, because of the numerous related bug reports, feature requests and financial bounty promises made if only, finally, support for normal users is added.
And they have promised many times during the past 1,5 years that this would be eventually done. But they prefer for unknown reasons not to do anything about it for now and to accept the above consequences instead -- which is their legitimate choice of course.
However, not providing a very basic, normal stuff is rarely a good direction.