Posted Aug 31, 2012 10:21 UTC (Fri) by Uraeus (subscriber, #33755)
Parent article: Quotes of the week
Miguels article and quote doesn't add up for me. Yes, better ABI stability is definitely a boon for 3rd party developers, but it wasn't like GNOME for instance didn't try to keep a stable ABI during the last 10 years of GNOME 2.x existence. And it is not like the APIs of Windows and Mac has been 100% still in those 10 years either. I am not saying that things could not have been better, but I think it is way to simplistic to primarily blame ABI stability for the lack of Linux desktop adoption.