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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It's the applications, stupid
by Gullible Jones on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:06 UTC
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The Gnome dev team seems to be treating their desktop as a single standalone unit, plus optional extensions.

This is not how a desktop works. A desktop has to work with third-party applications, in a way that is conducive to the user getting stuff done. Gnome 3... doesn't, which is why I suspect it will eventually die off.

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