On Fri, 2011-12-23 at 15:22 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2011-12-23 15:16, Kim Leyendecker wrote:
But that´s the way FOSS-projects are going. Maybe
the will find out that
the majority of users detests GNOME shell and then change it, but as long
as the majority seems to be happy with it, there won´t happen anything.
this top down, dictatorial design only serves the purpose of saying
"look what good programmers we are", not to serve the users. That's my
FALSE. There is no "dictatorial design". There just isn't. Your claim
is FALSE. There was *LOTS* of discussion, and commentary, and BLOG
posts. There is a mailing list, an IRC channel, etc... There is no
"dictatorial design". It *WAS* discussed and debated and discussed some
more. Proof-of-concepts where floated and shot-down, and changed, and
*THEN* code was written. That cannot happen until a choice is made [and
many Open Source projects die in the design stage due to the inability
to make choices]. And once the choice is made - it is enshrined in the
That *YOU* were not a participant or observer of those discussions does
*NOT* a "dictatorial design" make. The discussions were open and public
and many people participated.
That I did not vote for Jimmy Carter for US president in 1977 [when I
was 5 years old] does not make him a dictator.
what the GNOME 2 / 3 forks look like, maybe some frustrated
users will find a new desktop ;-)
I hope. And I hope to see them here.
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