GNOME and the way forward
Posted Aug 19, 2005 2:17 UTC (Fri) by dskoll
In reply to: GNOME and the way forward
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> Do you honestly believe the GTK developers are thinking "Boy, I'd love to implement X, Y, and Z, but because MS doesn't, I guess we can't"?
I honestly believe the Gnome developers believe they can get Windows users to use Gnome if Gnome becomes sufficiently similar to Windows. How else can you explain abominations like GConf, or the one-and-only UNIX MUA that lacks external editor support?
There's no good reason for a lot of the decisions they've made, other than to davka[*] reject the UNIX way.
[*] This Hebrew word is practically untranslatable, but the essence means to do something simply to be obstinate.
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