2009/1/16 Henne Vogelsang <hvogel(a)opensuse.org>rg>:
understandable as most developers are doing what they want to
do and not assigning their capabilities to the best of the overall
I am a developer and i can tell you that this is really not true. What
makes you say that?
10 years of open experience from source participation on user level.
But please do not take it personally. I do not know every developer so
this is my subjective leraning and does ofcourse not apply to
There is an overwhelming desire to create different implementations of
the same problem. The lack of a project structure where users are
asked for what they need and want. How many distros are thre, 200?
There are at least 5 different medicentre veriosn, none which are easy
to use. Constant reimplementation of desktop environments while stuff
like syncing mobiles and handling media for mediaplayers is really
bad. File systems en mass, how many controll centre SW in the distros,
packaging formats, package managers (How many are supported/used in
And it´s not all negative that developers do this. More implementaions
gives choice and people generally work best with stuff they like.
So I still believe that a set of use cases and a organized way to
implement them would be good. (and maybe drop the focus on the next
BIG THING in the DE´s).
openFATE looks interesting, but it does not seem to contain anything yet?