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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Miguel's post was nonsense and more than a bit ironic, because as Alan Cox pointed out, he started and caused many of the fundamental problems. Much of the software he was at least partly responsible for coming up with was of such poor quality that it went through the very API churn and develop dissilusionment that he is talking about.

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