Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Sep 2011 23:47 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Linux Linux is struggling on the desktop because it only has a small number of "great" apps, according to the Gnome co-creator. Miguel de Icaza, co-creator of the Gnome desktop, told tech journalist Tim Anderson at the recent Windows 8 Build conference "When you count how many great desktop apps there are on Linux, you can probably name 10," de Icaza said, according to a post on Anderson's IT Writing blog. "You work really hard, you can probably name 20. We've managed to p*** off developers every step of the way, breaking APIs all the time."
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Why no video editing
by Darkmage on Sat 1st Oct 2011 00:20 UTC
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The reason for no video editor is pretty simple. Reinventing the wheel doesn't work for video. GStreamer is a horrible implementation of the idea. Without a solid pipelining framework any attempt at making a decent video editor is going to fail. You can't really write a monolithic video editing application, and to make it work you have to get right into the guts of the OS to make it right. The best video editing software around is all under Mac OSX. The reason is the Objective-C video apis that apple invested a ton of money making are such a solid foundation that it just snaps together easily and it works. The api is so robust that you can have realtime applications running on it without them crashing every five minutes. It's something which I haven't seen available even on windows. If linux wants a decent video editing program they should start with the GNUstep APIs and reimplement the Apple video apis.

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