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Should we allow questions about installation and configuration of software development tools?

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A recent flag for this question suggested that it would be a better fit for the Linux community. There is no motivation provided, but I guess it is related to the fact that most of the question and the answer deal with installing various packages using Ubuntu's package manager.

However, the question deals with installing and configuring a tool (IDE) primarily used for software development, so it is kind of related to this community.

The What type of questions can I ask here? does not cover this case, that's why I raised this as question here.

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Peter Taylor‭ wrote over 2 years ago

I think that was my flag, and that I was so caught up in wondering whether it was technically possible that I overlooked the lack of motivation. The error message reported in the title is usually due to running a GUI program from a shell which doesn't know your X configuration.

Alexei‭ wrote over 2 years ago

Peter Taylor‭ Yes, but the flag was very useful for discussing this situation, because it happens very often to developers to run into trouble while installing IDEs, packages etc. Lundin already provided great insight into how to approach this and I will update the What type of questions can I ask here? section in a few days.

Quasímodo‭ wrote over 2 years ago

Hmm, I flagged that question too for that reason, I'm not sure if before or after this Meta post. Thanks for it.