[ubuntu-art] Hacking / Kludging - WAS Re: gtk theme
greasedbolt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 15:56:26 GMT 2008
> Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 07:06:46 -0800
> From: Troy James Sobotka <troy.sobotka at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-art] Hacking / Kludging - WAS Re: gtk theme
> It certainly isn't optimal, and I am well aware of the shortcomings.
> The point isn't to kludge / hack _everything_, but do it where it is
> required to achieve an innovation. Animated progressbars might be an
> example here.
Animated progressbars are already an option in clearlooks and murrine, afaik.
> Our track record for doing things _before_ other competing operating
> systems do something is not exactly stellar.
> Putting in a kludge / hack accomplishes two things:
> 1) It clearly demonstrates the shortcoming in the current code set.
> 2) Puts a little more pressure on the architecture to evolve _properly_.
> Heck. If it weren't for the kludges and hacks here and there, with the
> respective sarcastic comments in the code, where would FOSS be at all?
Instead of putting in the hack, you could file a bug. Yeah, the devs
are reluctant to add new stuff (especially in the Gnome side of things
:P), but a good case can make its way into good implementation.
OT: How do I get my ubuntu-art mail in single-message form rather than
in digest form? ^_^'
I'm actually starting to see your point. :)
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