2009/1/16 Henne Vogelsang firstname.lastname@example.org:
That´s understandable as most developers are doing what they want to do and not assigning their capabilities to the best of the overall project.
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 everybody!
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 SUSE?)
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?