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Author: onefang
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] The real reason I like Linux
On 2020-03-12 22:59:28, Steve Litt wrote:
> Now the guys from FreeDesktop would read this email and wring their
> hands: Oh, no, your kludge involves programming, and most people can't
> do that.
> Oh really? 12 lines of code and they can't do it (or have a friend help
> do it)? FreeDesktop.Org doesn't like me doing 90 minutes of programming
> (and actually Lego(R) block assembly). Their preferred method goes
> something like this:
> * Use Gnome.
> * Find Gnome software that solves your problem:
>     - Ask your LUG
>     - Ask on stackoverflow
>     - Read every page on FreeDesktop.Org
>     - Spend a day doing web searches
> * Test the found softwares for suitability
>     - If it fails a requirement, ask around for a fix
>     - Experiment, experiment, experiment
> * Install the necessary softwares
>     - Adjust your workflow to comply with the softwares
>     - Weave yourself through and around all the software
>       requirements

> Better yet, with the FreeDesktop.Org way, there's ongoing maintenance,
> because every time some library author changes his library, your
> FreeDesktop.Org style "solution" breaks and you need to beg for a
> special package to fix your problem.
> The FreeDesktop guys are geniuses. They can make specifications that
> can turn the most attentive reader into a bowl of jelly. They can
> implement sixteen levels of pointers and events and callbacks far
> beyond the understanding of mortal man.

After implementing some of their protocols, I started calling FreeDesktop.Org

A big old stinking pile of genius that no one wants
coz there are too many silver coated monkeys in the world.