> It's really bad form for applications developers to be forced to hack around Linux being shitty.
Well it's called being pragmatic and wanting to have your application being available now, not several years in the future..
KDE developers do maintain a 'blacklist' list of features, but apparently there still wasn't enough testing (perhaps a lack of communication?) as I remember reading some complaints about HW-acceleration bugs..
>It's better just to fix Linux
Except that it's just wishful thinking:
1) some HW don't have open specifications!
2) Application developers may not own the problematic HW
3) plus fixing HW drivers (especially complex one such as 3D drivers) is a very different skill than developing applications.
>[cut] Choice is not a good thing when all the choices suck.