On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:03:44 +0200
"Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfri...@gentoo.org> wrote:

> Am Mittwoch 24 August 2011, 12:48:35 schrieb Patrick Lauer:
> > 
> > If you sneakily add something to cron.daily by default you can get
> > pretty nice coverage. But I guess anyone trying that in Gentooland
> > will meet some rather unpleasant resistance :)
> > 
> Of course, we could place it in some blatantly obvious way into a
> default configuration, together with a big fat message what it does
> and how to quickly disable it. 
> We'd get better coverage in an opt-out system than in an opt-in
> system.

And a larger number of angry users which missed the warning and now
have to pay for additional GPRS transfer or so. And when people use
GPRS rarely, they usually don't think about random apps that use
the connection in background.

> (First idea- package is pulled in by a default-on useflag and
> installs itself into cron.daily. BEFORE it runs the first time it
> outputs said message and asks for permission to proceed (which cannot
> be done in the cron job obviously but we'd find a way).)

And what if it can't ask for that? Assuming you're talking about
'opt-out', I guess the fallback would be to 'yes'. We don't want to end
up like Windows, where you get AFK for five minutes and then discover
the system has rebooted.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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