GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 18, 2005 17:32 UTC (Thu) by dskoll
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The only world without tradeoffs is one with infinite resources.
Agreed. So when a developer does all the work for you, and presents you with working code that does something useful for UNIX geeks, why not include it? Apparently, the Evo. developers just ignore such submissions unless it fits into their view of the world.
But while we can nitpick I don't see how some of these tradeoffs are arguable.
They are absolutely arguable. The kinds of things I'm looking for, and other UNIX geeks are looking for, are things like standard X cut/paste behaviour, ubiqitous support for external editors and adherence to long-established UNIX software traditions. These are all easy to implement (in fact, some of them take effort not to implement), and have been implemented quite successfully by KDE. They also don't affect newbies who don't want or care about them -- just don't use an external editor if you don't want to, for example. Use ^C/^V if you want for cut-and-paste.
If Gnome wasn't planned right from the start to permit these kinds of things easily, then as I said before, it's badly designed.
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