[CentOS] Just need to vent

Sun Jan 24 16:45:01 UTC 2016
Mark LaPierre <marklapier at gmail.com>

On 01/24/16 03:16, ken wrote:
> On 01/23/2016 06:20 PM, Alice Wonder wrote:
>> Sometimes the direction of UI development in gnome really angers me.
>> For example, when selecting a font for the gedit text editor - there is
>> no way to ask it to only show monospace fonts.
>> It's a fricken text editor, that should be the default - meaning you
>> have to do something special to get fonts shown that aren't monospace.
>> Seriously, who is in charge with the UI design in gnome?
>> Whoever it is needs to be fired.
>> /rant
> A long time ago there was a utility called something like xfontsel with
> which you could toggle any of the some-two dozen properties of fonts,
> e.g., you could filter out all italic fonts or show just the 12-pt
> fonts.  Yeah, it took ten minutes the first time to figure out how the
> utility worked, but then you had a tool that worked, was effective and
> streamlined, and you didn't even need a mouse to use.  Just looking, I
> didn't find it with yum, but it looks like it's still out there, albeit
> a mousey version: http://linux.die.net/man/1/xfontsel
> I agree with others about the wayward tabletization of what's supposed
> to be a productivity tool.  Last month, the touch pad on a new laptop
> getting in way of that productivity big time, I wrote in code on gnome's
> website how much fun it wasn't-- i.e., how to disable the touch pad:
> https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Playground/TouchPadPark  Alice, maybe
> you'd drop them a suggestion to include xfontsel, if you find it better
> than their thinking, to replace the boffotude they're gifting us with.
> Since I'm in rant mode, who broke the code for 'whereis'?
> $ whereis xfontsel; echo We need a newline.
> xfontsel:We need a newline.
> $
> New rule: No smoking the good stuff at work.

[mlapier at peach /]$ yum whatprovides *xfontsel
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Determining fastest mirrors
xorg-x11-apps-7.7-6.el6.x86_64 : X.Org X11 applications
Repo        : base
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/xfontsel
Other       : xfontsel

   ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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