Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Gnome "Theme development is a tedious and difficult task, and for the GTK devs to be so careless in breaking their API at every turn disrespects the many hours people put into making themes for it. [...] I was given to believe that this breakage stems from a Microsoft-like climate of preventing users from customizing their systems, and deliberately breaking the work of others so that your 'brand' is the best. Anytime I hear the word 'brand' being used in Linux, I know something valuable is being poisoned." I find the tone of this one a bit too harsh and overly negative at times, but his point still stands.
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tomz
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2010-05-06

But it is still C++ bloat.

GTK+ was reasonable, but what normally happens is that 2.0 is supported through 4.0, and maybe even 6.0 and 7.0 to allow for a transition, and the differences involve critical design and operational differences, not cosmetics.

Worse, Bluetooth PINs never worked, and the Network Manager would display every AP on my drive to work, but take 2 minutes or more to find my local AP. That was a "feature".

I seriously disliked KDE, but Gnome managed to screw up, down, and sideways what used to be a straightforward, flexible, robust system.

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