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[3]: F**k this shit!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 15th Mar 2011 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: F**k this shit!"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Interfaces are not supposed to change rapidly. It's a key software engineering concept ... the interface remains the same the implementation behind it changes.

If the interface does need to change you depreciate the old one and give people time to move over.

The only reason they keep changing it is either poor design or it is a deliberate attempt to force other devs to open source their drivers (if this is true it is another case of "freedom but as we tell you).

People can bash Windows all they like but a driver written for Windows XP in 2001 will still work with Windows XP today, the same is true also with Drivers between Solaris Versions.

Linux dev's really have no excuse.

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