Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:45 UTC
X11, Window Managers Apparently, my article a few days ago caused a bigger stir than I had anticipated, not at all unrelated to the fact that my wordings may not have been optimal. So, let me clarify things a bit.
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by danieldk on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 18:55 UTC
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"I see no roadmap for the next major version." Frankly speaking, both articles are not of a good quality. Not having a roadmap for the next major *revolutionary* release is a not a sign of problems. As various reactions to your previous article stated, the thing is that many major opensource projects changed from revolutionary to evolutionary development cycles. It is a sign that the projects have matured. Release engineering is under control, and most of the infrastructure is working well. At least try to counter or acknowledge these arguments.

Sticking a pretentious "Has the Desktop Linux Bubble Burst?" on an article does not make it a good article. Good arguments do. So far we have not seen any arguments besides "there is no roadmap for the next revolutionary version". People have shown that there has been a steady stream of improvements, and that active development has been going on. So, it is your turn once over again, come with *good arguments*. Where is the desktop lacking? Where are the Qt/KDE and GNOME/GTK+2 APIs lacking? What changes are needed to get both desktops forward? That's good journalism.

At any rate I hope everybody has a good Christmas. And don't take my criticism to heavily ;) , it's just my humble opinion.

Edited 2006-12-23 18:57

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