Poll for GNOME dependencies

Giuseppe Torelli colossus73 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 09:39:00 UTC 2007

On 8/10/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree if it's about novel _ideas_ which further the user experience. Rewriting
>  and copy-catting existing things sucks. That's why we have so many broken and unmaintained cd burners,
> archivers, mail clients, media players and the list could go on.

This happens because there are a LOT of people good to speak (and
write) only. They just criticize and they never do anything to improve
the actual bugged apps condition because they say they don't have
time, but they have the time to answer to a lot of emails of the m/l.

"Rewriting and copy-catting existing things sucks."

This is not always true. Sometimes forks have produced better results.

> Every developer believes he can change the world and do it right this time and ignore previous
> work, but very few succeed.

This happens because of the situation described above. Too many speak
but very few act to solve the problems.

> This is not the 90's when almost everything that was free software was good quality and actually needed.
> Now everyone writing a free app feels the necessity to release it upon the world just because he can
> forgetting the responsibility that comes with it. 'It's free' does not instantly make it good.
> It causes maintenance problems in the long term and user confusion.

Again this happens because too many people are good to speak but very
few are willing to help and to send patches because they don't have
time but they have though to answer to the emails....

> Stop this rewriting everything nonsense. It's great for fun and learning but for little else.

So X stands for XFCE only from now on... What a pity for a distro that
was born to be lighter than its major sister....

Xarchiver, a Linux GTK+2 only archive manager - http://xarchiver.xfce.org

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