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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No you are still wrong.

He is actually talking about the decision for internal driver interfaces which is more widely known than the kernel's external interfaces.

Other developers decided to follow it, without understanding the difference between the two.

I think miguel understands the difference fine.

Anyway back to the initial point, it doesn't matter who fault it was ... it has happened and developers have gotten pissed off with the situation.

Edited 2012-11-12 09:38 UTC

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