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 ssokolow on Fri 9th Nov 2012 04:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Dude, XFCE and whoever uses GTK is free to fork it or use another toolkit, so, what's ur point?

BTW, I haven't hear any one from the XFCE team complaining, you complaine more than them.


First, there's always selection bias to consider. Just because you didn't see it doesn't necessarily mean it didn't happen.

Second, I'm just clarifying the parts of my viewpoint which match those from the post.

Had you not begun your original comment with "Dear whiners:", I probably wouldn't have felt strongly enough about it to have replied.

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