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Re: [opensuse-project] Decision made - openFATE feature 306967, KDE default
  • From: "Christian Jäger" <christian.jaeger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: 25 Aug 2009 22:08:00 +0200
  • Message-id: <1251230880.5701.49.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Am Samstag, den 22.08.2009, 12:58 -0500 schrieb Kevin "Yeaux" Dupuy:

We can scream from the hills that KDE and GNOME are equally as high
quality and respected choices in our products, but now, our actions
don't reflect it. We're telling new users that "KDE and GNOME are just
as good (but you'll really want KDE, you know?)" How should that feel
to members of the community who work on GNOME, or people like me who
are only involved in the project because of the high-quality GNOME
desktop?
In my relatively humble opinion, this was a counter-productive
decision for the Project.

Exactly my sentiments. I am here for openSUSE's GNOME desktop; I had the
pleasure of exchanging some mails with GNOME devs Ricardo Cruz and
Michael Meeks during the last year or so and found they were really
great guys; I have enjoyed openSUSE a lot.

And now, during this week I have seen one part of the openSUSE
'community' kick the other part of the community in the groin,
repeatedly. Not by that very wrong 'KDE default' decision, mind you.

What was so frustrating and enraging was the way you KDE users went
about it. KDE devs and proponents, mainly Lubos Lunak and Martin
Schlander have in my mind been behaving like a bull in a china shop. You
did not talk _to_ your GNOME-using comrades, you talked _about_ them
because you didn't need them - because you were a majority all by
yourself, and so what do you need the acquiescence of the GNOME
community for? Come to that, what do you need GNOME for?

And when I object to that I am kindly (or not so kindly) told to finally
shut up.

I am now completely disenchanted with our so-called 'community' and the
whole project, and I think I am not the only one. After this week I can
hardly call openSUSE a 'community', even with the quotation marks.

Was it worth it?

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