Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Sep 2005 16:53 UTC
Gnome The Gnome Project released version 2.12 yesterday. We had a quick look at it by using the latest Gnome Live CD (1.12-pre) and Foresight 0.9.0 (2.12 final) and here are our thoughts over 2.12 and Gnome's status in general.
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RE: Menu editor...
by on Fri 9th Sep 2005 07:49 UTC in reply to "Menu editor..."

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6 months? Try 3 years, as that is approximately how long the 2.0 series of GNOME has been about. A decent solution should have existed in 2.0, not a half-assed on 5 (!) releases down the track. Yes, I know it's free software, so we're not allowed to whine, but where's the accountability?

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RE[2]: Menu editor...
by on Fri 9th Sep 2005 12:43 in reply to "RE: Menu editor..."
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Hey, should have existed? Why? Where is it written? Oh, I forgot all of you trolls paid for that. Don't you?

One of the advantages of the free software in general is the oportunity to change what you dislike, and adapt it to your needs. Most of the times you are receiving a high quality software for free. You don't pay. So, you can't just come and tell 'it should, it should'.

Your complains should be better placed in a gnome mailing list, with your comments _and_ arguments. That's what free software is all about. If you code, you can dot it. If you don't push for the things you want to see.

But I don't see any point in reply to a Gnome announcment that way. What I see as good, are comments based on arguments, and when I say arguments I don't mean 'personal reasons'.

I wonder if you trolls are as good as you say. So, why don't colaborate? It's much easier to just come and tell bad things, than help.

My god, I forgot you paid. And that you have MUCH better coding skill than gnome hackers. The problem is: you have only coded hello worlds.

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RE[3]: Menu editor...
by on Sat 10th Sep 2005 03:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Menu editor..."
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Well, actually I have coded more than "hello worlds" but admittedly poorly. I don't deny that - I'm not a programmer and I don't pretend to be one. All you did was break out the usual "code it yourself argument".

You also get me wrong: I love GNOME and use it happily, but it does have it's flaws. The fact the 2.0 series have existed for 3 years without a proper menu editing solution is appalling. Would I be calling Microsoft out if they shipped Windows without a menu editor? You bet I would and so would you.

I'll say it again: 2.0 should not have shipped without a decent menu-editing solution, let alone 2.2, 2.4 and so on. The GNOME team have let themselves down badly on this front.

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