If the problem is solved, then move the development focus elsewhere. And I thought that FSF didn't actually like the idea of GPL2-only things?
You can't just force contributors out of a project. Because you know, freedom and shit
(a Wilson volleyball, perhaps)
I've tried that but it all turns out into yelling "WILSON! WILSOOOON!" non-stop, instead of my usual curses and rants.
could perform delicate brain surgery with a Leatherman multi-tool but not so interesting to figure out if you can perform the same surgery with a hand grenade and some duct tape.
BRB, buying duct tape
No it's not
From mate's site:
Where does the name come from? The name "MATE", pronounced Ma-Tay, comes from yerba maté, a species of holly native to subtropical South America. Its leaves contain caffeine and are used to make infusions and a beverage called mate.
This usually involves a few snobby dickheads "reviewing" your code
Not in my experience, I'm not a gnome contributor, but I sent a patch for a ticket for sound juicer long ago. The guy (I think Ross Burton) was really helpful and forgiving for my errors. I think both parties have to put their egos aside, specially when trying to cooperate.
I think it's not the same. Gnome 2 spawned briefly the GoneMe fork, but as soon as Gnome developers started implementing new features this fork dissapeared. Right now you have 2 Gnome forks, Mate and Cinnamon, and both of them are gaining popularity and some developers are even considering switching to another toolkit for their apps.
I don't hate Gnome 3, I used it, and worked for me (until the feature removal thing got ridiculous). The problem seems with the removal of useful features that are NOT coming back, and there were really nicely implemented stuff that got removed:
- - Twin panel Nautilus (never used it, but many people loved it)
- - Nautilus statusbar (no need to right click-> properties to see free space)
- - Decent Theme chooser (The guy at Cinnamon even improved it with a download theme feature much like KDE Does)
- - Being able to change typography settings.
- - Being able to change WM options, and startup applications (not present in
- - Even if you were able to choose focus follows mouse, it wouldn't be possible to work with the current way appliations handle it's second menubar (which is a really strange way to hide settings BTW)
Also Gnome 3 it's NOT EASY, and it's NOT INTUITIVE. When presented with both desktops and a list of simple tasks new users simply cannot figure out what to do. Gnome 2 had made a lot of progress to be intuitive, gnome 3 sets those back by: hiding menus, removing descriptive text in favor of monochromatic icons (which might not be meaningful for many users).
The thing is that these criticism is taken as "oh you hate gnome", no I love gnome that's why it makes me sad to go from a very good DE to an experimental shell. This time I think gnome devs should listen a little and just put a decent settings manager with some checkboxes instead of just blindly removing features.
The Bechdel test makes some (although not much) sense for a movie
The Bechdel test originates from a shitty comic strip. One starts to wonder if feminists shouldn't start being more picky about their sources just like Wikipedia does (at least), just because something sounds clever doesn't mean it makes a sense to use it as a standard to judge every other media.
So the test makes no sense for anything actually, and actually many films who are considered empowering to woman don't pass the test, just because these woman in history have not been in a position to find people of their same gender to talk about their professional issues (WHICH IS IN MANY CASES THE POINT OF THE FINE MOVIES).
If only we have software that we could trust, that we could see the code. And that when one vendor starts doing this, we'd be free for forking the project and making one without the bundled spyware. We could even come up with a license that protects this code, and ensures that everyone that forks the project has to respect the liberties of the user in the same way.
Ohh well, I guess one can just dream
I should know, I've wasted 3 cycles with this crap, now I use fluxbox and I can ride all day without worrying about wasting my cycle like that.