GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 18, 2005 18:30 UTC (Thu) by dskoll
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Maybe that should tell you something about how much the people doing the actual work hate dealing with the non-GNOME/KDE (meaning obsolete standards, X10, unbounded configuration options, arbitrary requests to shell out to external programs
No, it merely saddens me to see that the ubiquity of Microsoft has forced even free-software UI developers to bend over backwards to accomodate Microsoft's stale and irritating UI concepts.
You have the same option you've always had: Write your own applications
If I had a nickel for every time a Gnome supporter told me that, I'd be quite well off. That's the attitude I despise.
Sure, Free Software authors write software to scratch their own itch. But if they ignore feature requests that are easy to implement (heck, if they ignore patches implementing such features), then they're no better than proprietary vendors who ignore customer requests. Free Software is about a social contract, not just about technology, and if Gnome developers display the same arrogance as Microsoft, then what's the point?
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