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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by Hiev on Fri 9th Nov 2012 00:45 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

Dear whiners:

GNOME devs made it clear that they weren't interested in maintaining the theme engine for multiporposes, just for the needs of the default theme, they said this since day one. If you wan't to customise it and make themes and whatever, you will have to waith to the API settles down or update your theme with every release.

The engine still needs optimization and they are working on it, if you don't like it, you can always fork it, or contribute to other DE like KDE or XFCE, cause, it is a free world.

BTW, the Linux kernel break a bunch of stuff with every release, and I don't see you bitching about it.

KDE 4 deprecated all the python, ruby, C#, etc. plasmoids for the sake of QML and javascript and I don't see you whinning eather.

Edited 2012-11-09 00:59 UTC

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