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 segedunum on Fri 9th Nov 2012 13:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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Dude, XFCE and whoever uses GTK is free to fork it or use another toolkit, so, what's ur point?

The point is that you don't want to duplicate manpower simply because developers are douchebags and don't understand what the meaning of a point release is. The Gnome and GTK devs are worse than Ulrich Drepper. However, in that case you simply have to make a decision as to when it's got beyond the joke and you fork or move to something else. That will be coming.

I love it when people write stuff like 'they are free to fork it' as if they are writing that from a position of strength. In Gnome's case they are simply bleeding into total irrelevance through lack of manpower.

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