Fedora with GNOME is no better
Posted Feb 1, 2009 0:30 UTC (Sun) by malor
In reply to: Fedora with GNOME is no better
Parent article: KDE 4, distributors, and bleeding-edge software
End users were simply not the target for this release
You have explicitly said you called it 4.0 to get more testing; I'd say that users were exactly the target for the release. You wanted them to start yelling at other teams to fix the bugs you wanted fixed. You deliberately inflicted pain on your userbase so that they would browbeat other teams into doing things the way you wanted.
But, guess what? You're writing a desktop. If you're not completely focused on users, you're doing it wrong. You deliberately inflicted pain on people to make your own lives easier, and you did it through deception. And you seem to believe that it was even worth it, while GNOME keeps eating you. You're losing, and you are losing because the people who vote, the users, aren't the people you're really trying to help.
Remember: Linux users are generally developers of other projects. Their time is worth at least as much as yours.
we did it for other,equally (if not more) important reasons.
You're focused on your own team's needs intead of the needs of the broader public. This is damaging you, badly. If you don't want to focus on users first, then pick a different type of project.
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