Stephenson: hackweek9: Lightweight KDE Desktop project
Posted Apr 17, 2013 10:55 UTC (Wed) by anselm
In reply to: Stephenson: hackweek9: Lightweight KDE Desktop project
Parent article: Stephenson: hackweek9: Lightweight KDE Desktop project
So you don't want to acknowledge, that there are use cases where kmail2 not only works, but brought real improvements, despite _users_ telling you so. Instead, you rather want to insult the developers whose work you use for free.
It's the old dilemma: The developers want to be free to do what they want, but they also want to be taken seriously as platform providers. These two goals are to a very large extent mutually exclusive.
There may be valid reasons for a reimplementation of Kmail, and the end result may in fact lead to improvements for some (or many) users. However, if things that used to work with Kmail 1 no longer work with Kmail 2 then there is obviously a problem as far as providing a reliable platform is concerned. Complaining that pointing out this problem »insults developers whose work one uses for free« is not constructive.
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