Firefox GTK+ Integration
Posted May 28, 2008 19:53 UTC (Wed) by dskoll
In reply to: Firefox GTK+ Integration
Parent article: Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
Are you seriously unable to understand why Firefox ships their own file browser while GTK+ applications don't?
I understand it perfectly. What I don't understand is why they don't use it by default. The gtk+ fans could always change the setting to get the gtk+ browser, but it seems to me that you should choose sensible defaults, not orders-of-magnitude-slower defaults.
Have you ever participated in a substantial software development project in any way? That's a rhetorical question: it's clear that you haven't.
Funny man. I've been writing both commercial and open-source software for the last 18 years in areas ranging from large EDA systems to image-processing, text-processing, networking and personal productivity tools. I own a company that develops commercial software. If you really want, I can e-mail you my resume.
However, you don't need to be a software author to realize that breaking formerly-working functionality (especially core functionality like printing) is a Bad Thing.
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