Re: please add tapatalk forum app support.
If opensource should not be the standard of choosing support, what should be the standard? If we choose user distribution we should stop to develop VOIP software and Asterisc and use Skype, Facebook on a Windows Client only. As there are more cell phone users then Smartphone users, we should not support access of apps at all. We should actually focus on GSM access. So distribution cannot be a support standard. Cost could be one. Underlying logic (if not ideologic) may be one. So could you be so kind to elaborate what is your view on what standards should be, as a negative definition does not seem informative enough to promote the feature.
Originally Posted by MargueriteSu
Yes this is an argument. So we should foster on what? On i-Phone non standards? Or on Android non-standards. Or Baidu, or WebOs? The problem I see is, if you choose a proprietary software supporting this feature, it will determine who is supported or not. Therefore you are giving support to a limited group but you are excluding others....not on your decision but on the basis of the vendor of the software. As this site should be as free in access as possible, I have my doubts about the implementation not about your statement. The statement actually may well oppose the use of the aforementioned software. You could talk to apple and to Google to implement an open standard, open source, royalty free to allow to do this. Open source plug-ins would appear at once, be assured.
2. Yes, most of the traffic must come from desktop users.
that's the common sense shared among any forum. but it does not mean we should not improve mobile user experience with a single plugin.
But Chrome is not currently part of the regular openSUSE distribution. And i-Pad is part of an industry of which the former owner intended to spend billions to destroy open source software.
3. It's not mobile only, it has chrome and ipad version.
They claim to kill android. A certain Steven B. claims that too. And a lot of other industries get and got (the never ending story, SCO, you recall?) from very dark channels with the aim of destroying open source software, that is also this distribution. That said, if you go into advanced tab and you choose the forth button you see: paste from word (a MS closed source application, not contained in openSUSE and not open source). So it may well be that your argument is defensible through precedents.
pad nowadays claims to "kill desktop"
even if it's mobile only
No, not everybody is German. Denver AFAIK is not and is living in Denmark if he did not change residence. The fact is that in Germany there are far more cell phone than Laptops. It is estimated that every cell phone user has up to 4 unused old cell phones at home. Be aware of statistics. The problem is not the technological hardware base, but the tariff structure of the phone bills. It is also true that this forum is about open source linux software, currently running on Servers (always less), Workstation, PCs (main par of users AFAIK) and Laptops (growing). As long as no open hardware is on the market that does allow the development of a "cell phone linux" (and you have seen what resources are spent to avoid this recently), pure user experience is not a good argument maybe. Especially if you consider that a lot of users use nntp to access these pages.
, think about Japanese and Chinese, they has more mobile phones than population. no offense, not everyone here are Deutsch, in some sub-forums here it's a long live habit to login and chat using mobile when taking subway or long distance bus.
You face therefore potential fragmenation of user interfaces. All this requires manpower = financial resources. And licences in your case.
A friendly suggestion: please avoid mentioning of nationalities to catalog individuals as part of a behavior or national reality. This is counterproductive and IMO not covered by the TORs of this forum. It is tricky, see dangerous, and can deviate attention from your post into unrelated flamewars. I do not feel that was in your intentions. But don't worry, I think everybody did understand this in this context. Still I do not feel comfortable reading it.
Both convenience and ease of maintenance have been challenged by this post.
4. So anyway, it's not the problem of open source or close, but of convenience and easy to maintain. I hope in the long run, I can see this feature here.
Same for you (although the Chinese New Year should be well ahead in time, right? When is the date and what do we have this year as star sign? I love that "year of the" habit. I am a fire horse BTW.
Just "clicking away" security warnings about a change in repo signature ? Not able to control?
Then please vote for
openSUSE should have an efficient web of trust.