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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renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

And quite a few people found his post of a very low quality..

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

And who was that? Mainly the people he was criticising.

I haven't seen one post rebuttal yet that actually invalidated any of what he said.

Edited 2012-11-09 13:11 UTC

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

You're kidding? You can summarize his post as finger pointing: the Linux desktop is a mess (true), but it's not my fault, it's because "the Linux kernel has no internal stable API", really??

He picked THE software in a Linux distribution which has a forward compatible ABI for userspace as the reason why desktops lack stability/compatibility?
I don't remember that when he worked on Gnome he was especially pushing for compatibility, but it must be Linus's fault also.

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