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 gilboa on Fri 9th Nov 2012 18:40 UTC in reply to "..."
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... BTW, the Linux kernel break a bunch of stuff with every release, and I don't see you bitching about it.

I maintain a fairly large out of tree kernel project that covers everything from kernel file management to networking and memory / cpu management (and includes a number of out-of-tree drivers).
In the past 10 years I seldom spent more than 1-2 hours porting my code to a new kernel release.

Care to prove wrong?

- Gilboa

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