PRTSCR does not work! I re-assign it, it works, and it’s forgotten on reboot.
Volume control keys are always forgotten on reboot.
Having to login to the forums on each visit, lately every 2 minutes! It’s a little thing called a “cookie” if that helps.
Reporting a bug and being told to “get used to it, that’s how it is now”.
The “save password” checkbox that is a complete waste of time, because it NEVER does!
Enabling “nopasswords” in visudo doesn’t work, I still need a password to run Yast2 (yes I am a member of “wheel”, and I don’t give a fried rat’s a-hole about the security implications thankyou, so please don’t mention it).
Cursor keys keep mysteriously stopping working under konsole.
…well, no number 7, actually apart from those few things openSUSE is still great :D.
Sorry, but I just had to get that lot out, I feel much better now :).
Soapbox IS THE forum area to do this sort of rant. I’ve been known to do my own rant on occasion.
Having read (and sympathize with) your rant, … are not items 1,2, and 6 in essence the same problem?
I note you have two different item-3s!
Item-3 (first instance) about constantly having to log in is not a fault with openSUSE. The forum has a major problem here (over the weekend of 28/29 June). If not fixed now, it should be fixed very soon. So its kind of unfair to critisize openSUSE-11.0 for a forum fault (although this weekend bug definitely is worth a separate rant. :rolleyes: ).
Item-3 (2nd instance) about being told to accept a bug and “get used to it, that’s how it is now”. Can you provide an example ? … having typed that, I don’t know of one distribution that can fix an OS bug the next day. I think this is more systemic to the software world, than an openSUSE fault.
I too have my pet peeves of things that are not fixed yet, but ARE being worked on (for example: reliable hotplug automounting with read/write of external NTFS hard drives is still buggy).
But I do know we get pretty rapid response in some other cases. On sunday morning I read of a problem with the Packman packaged version of “kdenlive”. I confirmed this problem myself, noted the problem first occured with an update to a dependency application a month earlier, and sent the Packman packager a polite request for help (with a succinct, but complete, summary of my investigations). By early afternoon on Sunday, the Packman packager had a fix out, which was very quickly available on all the Packman mirrors for downloading. Now that was FAST!! … so its not all doom and gloom when there are bugs. Some are fixed pretty quick.
Rather than start a similar thread of my own, I’ll post my complaints in this one:
Pulseaudio. Somebody needs to take this piece of crap out back behind the barn and shoot it. I could ONLY get Amarok and virtualbox to work, and that was AFTER applying a workaround to avoid the connection refused errors. Everything (except frozenbubble) works after removing it and making it taboo.
Packagekit: I prefered the 10.3 way where the updater icon remained in the systray in GNOME.
perl-qt has been removed. I just spent the past 2 weeks at porting my fairly substantial perl-tk application to perl-qt. If I can’t get this back or make it work myself, I won’t be able to update my work machine.
Other than that, the improvements to zypper make the upgrade worth it.
Don’t think I’ll do near KDE4 this release. I’ll wait for 4.1 in Opensuse 11.1
KDE3 in Opensuse 11.0 is excellent. Very fast, stable and a dream to use. Yast is so much faster it’s great. I now have about 11 repositories and it starts in no time at all… Compared to 6 in 10.3 and had to wait ages!
Can we start a thread about the things we love in Opensuse 11?