Some (repetead) general suggestion Jul 9, 2020 9:53:34 GMT
Post by ppc76 on Jul 9, 2020 9:53:34 GMT
[Note: I posted this in my initial "Hello" post, but this is probably the best place for these suggestions]
It was not just good stuff, updating Bodhi in this very old computer, and I even gave some suggestions in the LQ forum.. I don't like to critizise other people's work, mainly when it's really, really good. So, when I point small Bodhi shortcommings, I do try to help and present solutions that the Dev's may (or may not) take.
I know that this distro's take on Linux is minimalist- just the bare minimum, and the user installs what's needed (or installs the the version already loaded with many apps) But being minimalist does not have to push users to use the terminal, particulary on something as essential as having an up to date system (or set the right date)- so I wrote a script that just performes apt update and upgrade but without any need to interact with the terminal or type any commands.
Another thing I noticed is that there is no GUI way, out of the box, to set time. This is particulary important to me because, many months a year internet time servers do get my portuguese timezone wrong by an hour- so I have to adjust time settings by hand. I collaborated on getting a GUI that's ugly but efficient and allow users to manually set time, date, choose the correct timezeone or try to automaticly set time and date (that's now included on another distro) - for most users this last two options are the way to get the correct time on their systems. I addaped the script to run on Bodhi and published it on the LQ forum...
I put my work where my mouth is- the Dev's should not have to do everyhting for themselves! We use something for free, it's our duty not to just complain but also try to help!!!