Some time ago I posted to the Marketing list about a little "test" I was
performing with some friends and family who are (or rather were) not
familiar with Linux or Fedora at all, and were exposed to the LiveCD.
There were some interesting comments and I generated an OOo enabled
LiveCD for them to test with it. At any rate, part of the feedback I got
since then, was about OOo Draw. Basically one of my relatives found out
about it from the main File - New menu entry on the various OOo
programs. Thinking it was part of Impress I got an e-mail asking about
it. The e-mail basically said that if "this draw application was part of
Impress why it had another entry in the File - New menu. I then
proceeded to explain that OOo draw is another application, and was
immediately caught off guard when I got a prompt reply of "How come,
then that it doesn't have an applications menu entry, if it is a full
blown app of its own, then?" And that's why I ask here, since I double
checked on my four other Fedora machines (one desktop running F8,
another running F7, yet another running F9 alpha and a laptop with F8),
and indeed openoffice.org-draw is installed, but there is no menu entry
for the application, even though there is the .desktop file
/usr/share/applications/, any particular reason why it isn't included in
either the Office or Graphics applications menus?
Thanks in advance.
gnome-bluetooth's days are numbered. I removed the gnome-obex-server
from Fedora, and it will go the same upstream when a couple of bugs in
gnome-user-share are fixed.
Those bugs are good for gnome-lovers:
Mention in the bug if you're interested in helping out, I can provide
more details on the implementation if interested.
You'll need obex-data-server 0.3 and gnome-user-share from SVN to be
able to use this.
ObexFTP support has landed in gvfs. If you're using rawhide, or an
unstable GNOME release, your nautilus is already using gvfs.
We need testing done on it. You can access your Bluetooth device over
ObexFTP using the URL "obex://[00:00:00:00:00:00:00]/", where
00:00:00:00:00:00:00 is your device's bluetooth address (or through the
bluetooth applet's "Browse device..." menu item).
You'll need obex-data-server 0.3 installed as well for this. File bugs
about it at:
There's also a good bug for gnome-lovers:
I'm wondering what is the state of relations between Fedora and
I see that lot of other distros have 3D Desktop as a feature for few
releases back even in the installers.
In Fedora there is a option "Enable desktop effects" but it looks from
users point of view that it is there only so that nobody can't say
that fedora project doesn't have 3D desktop feature.
I personaly have a feeling when I use it that this feature it is not
given enough attention in Fedora. Some distributions ask during the
install if users would like to start 3D desktop feature, and in Fedora
users usually need to know exactly where to go to enable 3D effects.
I'm not saying that one is better that the other, just saying what I
see on other distros.
I'm not trying to start some flame bait thread, but I'm really asking
what is the official Fedora project standpoint regarding 3D Desktop.
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I think fedora should provide good and reliable software.
Swfdec isn't working properly with most sites.
It should be included as optional package - just as it is now.
That mess with american law is stupid.
American law sucks - and mostly patents for algorithms.