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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RE: Coherency?
by somebody on Mon 14th Mar 2011 22:45 UTC in reply to "Coherency?"
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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...


good post about external dependencies
http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/661#comment-347450
and marks response
http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/661#comment-347452

AFAIK, mark is shifting blame on gnome there, while project maintainers were the ones refusing patches, not gnome core. but then again, no one specifies which projects were the ones refusing patches, so i could be wrong with my putting blame on mark. in that case, better question is which projects and why. surely there is bugzilla entry where they refused

Edited 2011-03-14 22:46 UTC

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