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 segedunum on Fri 9th Nov 2012 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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RTFA basically and understand what you are actually talking about. Vain hope I know.

You've read the summary, haven't the faintest idea what the article is actually about, waded in with a 'whiners' comment and ended up reinforcing what the entire problem is about. Well done.

What we have here are GTK developers having Gnome's preferences enforced that have nothing to do with them. GTK, a graphical toolkit, doesn't support theming? Really? I'm afraid you'll find GTK's developers (or is it Gnome's?) have never said that. In fact, they've never said much of anything because application developers have had to go through the commit logs to find out what the hell is going on.

Desktops that tell everyone they're only going to support one of this or one of that go to die. Programming toolkits for UIs that tell you they don't do theming (you know, the 'graphical' bit?) is a joke. Like I said, have fun with that sweetheart.

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