Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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by molnarcs on Mon 14th Mar 2011 21:44 UTC
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Well, I mostly agree with your assessment Thom, except the "more coherent picture" part - this is anything but coherent. What's more, not a single specific point raised by Mark or Aaron has been addressed properly. Instead, it's a who said what back in 2008. They can't get any more evasive than this, boggling down the whole technical aspect of collaboration in minute and irrelevant details. Yeah, GNOME is difficult to understand => nobody understands us properly (and Mark and all critics misunderstand GNOME completely) - what bullshit!

Seigo's critique still stands - rejecting the spec on the basis that no GNOME app uses it is pure tautology: no GNOME app uses it because it is not accepted by GNOME as a spec. I'm not kidding, that was one of the reasons for rejection! These obviously political reasons (read either Mark's or Seigo's blog for the other 3) are the issue at hand, and of course it's kinda difficult to tackle those, so here we are, in who said what land, and of course, oh my, people just don't get it how GNOME works of coure...

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