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A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 15:57 UTC (Tue) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
In reply to: A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation by pizza
Parent article: A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

> The general gist of the complaints regarding GNOME3 is that they're not putting in a pickup bed when the developers are building a four door sedan.

So you keep claiming, but I can tell you that this is not the case here. I couldn't give a rats' what they are building, as long it can do things for me, instead of me doing things for it. That's the point of having software, isn't it?


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A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 16:10 UTC (Tue) by pizza (subscriber, #46) [Link]

> So you keep claiming, but I can tell you that this is not the case here. I couldn't give a rats' what they are building, as long it can do things for me, instead of me doing things for it. That's the point of having software, isn't it?

FYI, you're coming off as someone who is repeatedly banging their head against a wall, complaining that their head hurts and that it's the wall's fault for not being a pillow.

Since you don't care about what they're building, only that it does stuff for you (which IMO is perfectly reasonable, even if you chose to express it in a self-entitled manner), is there a particular reason why you haven't switched to something that suits your particular needs better? After all, that seems to be the "common sense" thing to do here.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 15, 2014 16:26 UTC (Tue) by bojan (subscriber, #14302) [Link]

Many. I am generally running Fedora, because it is related to my work. Default there is Gnome, so I need to be familiar with it. It also is a native desktop for Evo, which I also use a lot. Apart from that, Gnome tries to follow other developments in the Linux desktops closely and is not tier 2 (i.e. has its own toolkit, libs etc). KDE was always a bit of an unfamiliar thing to me, outside of the usual software I meet etc.

In short, it may sound strange to you, but I really want Gnome to succeed.

A cash crunch at the GNOME Foundation

Posted Apr 17, 2014 0:01 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

That's an odd analogy but let's go with it.

It's true, I used to bang my head a lot into Pillow 2.0. Everything worked so well that I grew to rely on it for home and business. Family members too.

Then, they took away Pillow 2.0 entirely and released Pillow 3.0. It was made out of selenium because that was super trendy but it was still very rough. With a lot of work and extensions you could make it almost pillow shaped again.

That's a lot of adventure just for a pillow. It makes sense to complain about that, doesn't it?

Personally, I did switch. But, as long as Gnome is the default for popular distributions, no matter how unstable it may be, I will have to support others on it. Alas.


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