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Why should we expect softball pitches from LWN ...

Why should we expect softball pitches from LWN ...

Posted Jun 24, 2011 7:07 UTC (Fri) by kmself (guest, #11565)
In reply to: Karen Sandler on her new role at GNOME by alexl
Parent article: Karen Sandler on her new role at GNOME

... just because it happens to be covering your pet project.

I want to see the closets emptied and the skeletons rattled. That's what I'm paying for with my subscription, and it's the fair and unsensational airing of issues in an area of tech I care a lot about, but which falls flat in the mainstream tech media because it's "noncommercial", is a core value proposition of LWN.

I do however protest most stridently the utter lack of coverage of recent news and development for my favorite, and The One True, window manager, WindowMaker.

I mean, not just last September did Debian rebuild against libjpeg to pick up unversioned symbols in an NMU.


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Future article idea

Posted Jun 26, 2011 7:27 UTC (Sun) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143) [Link]

I nominate you to contribute an LWN article on WindowMaker! WindowMaker for the win, yes!!

:)

Future article idea

Posted Jun 26, 2011 8:09 UTC (Sun) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

well, the lack of recent coverage could be related to the lack of recent development (or at least releases)

the latest item in the news on the main page is from 2008 and the lastest release is from 2005

Future article idea

Posted Jun 26, 2011 16:46 UTC (Sun) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143) [Link]

Well yes -- but if kmself took up my (somewhat joking) challenge and wrote up an article on windowmaker as an example of the classic windowmanager paradigm contrasted to the all-in-one desktop environments that you get with most default linux installs... it could get published here.

No fair challenging me to do it myself; comments are about as much writing as I can stand. I squeaked through grad school with an impressively short list of papers ;^)


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