KDE File Chooser in GTK apps on Kubuntu

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 15:58:27 BST 2008


On Tuesday 21 October 2008 7:59:47 am Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Which thread was that? I have filed literally hundreds of wish-bugs at
> KDE, *buntus, Fedora, Open Office, Mozilla, Zim, and other Bug
> Trackers, and have seen many of my ideas implemented.
>

That would be the one you posted on Kubuntu getting as much support from 
Cannonical as Ubuntu.  The responses from the Gnome developers seemed 
overwhelmingly, "so many more people use Gnome that equal support for KDE 
doesn't make sense", and from Kubuntu developers, "We don't have the 
resources, so if you want more polish, stop complaining and contribute some 
code."



> Regarding voting, the forum that I linked to is an official Ubuntu
> forum designed just for end users to vote on what they want.

And while that is true, I get the impression that it is the official Ubuntu 
forum for users to vent, but not necessarily to affect decisions.

I don't disagree with your ideas, Dotan.  I am just pessimistic that posting 
them makes any difference with the core developers.

As I said, some of the app developers seem astoundingly responsive to user 
requests and suggestions, among them Thomas Baumgart and Alvaro Sanchez of 
kmymoney, Ingo Klöcker of kmail, Adriaan de Groot of kpilot, Robby Stephenson 
of tellico, and many more, but this does not seem to be the case with the 
core KDE developers whose mantra these days seems to be something like, "This 
is what we want to do. We are the ones doing it.  If you don't like it, and 
would like something different, *you* do it."  As most are volunteers, I 
can't really criticize them for this attitude, but I can say that the 
attitude is not universal among FOSS developers.




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