Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE[2]: Grow the **** up...
by J.R. on Tue 15th Mar 2011 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Grow the **** up... "
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" Everyone already forgot the "fuck you" attitude of Aaron Seigo during the first KDE4 release.It made me switch to Gnome, and now I don't know where to turn if Gnome don't get their shit together.

You got annoyed that kde wasn't implementing the features you wanted and you went to *gnome*, that is like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

(no offense man, you do write good software)?


Well it was not really about the quality of the software (although some might disagree). It did have everything to do with a key developer telling the users to go fuck themselves on his own blog. Basically his words were more in the line of "I contribute, you guys (the users) don't, go fuck yourself", not in those _exact_ words of course, but not far from it. For me, that is a deal breaker no matter how good the software is.

I believe that this is a recurring theme in the Linux community, unfortunately. Remember GAIM/Pidgin a couple of years back? Basically the same story. Make unpopular changes and telling the users to go f themselves. Now I feel Gnome is heading somewhat in the same direction with Gnome-shell and the key developers inability to listen for input from external contributers. They may argue that Canonical is to blame for a lot of things, and they might even be correct, but that does not excuse them from their own fault. They should clean their own house before pointing fingers because they can not possibly believe that all of the criticism is 100% wrong?

The best thing for Gnome would be to admit what could be handled better, and try to improve for later. That would be to "grow the fuck up..."

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