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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Do we get this everytime?
by makkus on Fri 9th Nov 2012 08:55 UTC
makkus
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2006-01-11

I'm using Gnome and GTK since 1998, for desktop and programming custom solutions for medical image viewing and processing.

This moaning about changes in Gnome are there from the beginning. It was very very loud the first few years of Gnome 2 and it is very, very loud now.

And I? I'm very happy and find Gnome 3.0 a breeze to work with, I have no problem with customization and my workflow improved significantly. I didn't experience any problem to switch my development over to GTK+3 and added CLutter to mix, which by the way, changes it API also quiet often.

I'm really looking forward to what Gnome 3.x will bring in the future and think they are on the right track. Gnome 2.x needed at least 3 years before it stabilized.

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