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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"Considering that most desktop applications seem to be being made in python these days...

Now I understand why so many applications in GNU/Linux have become dog slow.

A bit slower to start, maybe, but, as a PyGTK user, I can honestly say that the problem isn't the language. PyGTK does a pretty good job of implementing anything not I/O-bound in C.

The problem is that PyGTK makes GTK+ accessible to know-nothing novices who used to give up because writing a stable application using the GTK+ C API was too much work.

They'd write applications just as badly if they used Vala, which compiles to pure GObject-flavored C.

Edited 2012-11-09 14:10 UTC

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