Another goody came though the post. Check this out. No comments from me
required. And THIS is the guy who champions OSS and Linux? He's a know
<twitter> They are stable enough but I miss a lot of features when I use them. Multiple desktops, KDE network integration, etc.
<twitter> -h on the command line.
<schestowitz> What /is/ usable? To whom?
<schestowitz> "Usability" is marketing hype to some... like "innovation"
<twitter> Sure. I liked that article you pointed to, no free software UI is broken, ever.
<schestowitz> Which article? URL?
<twitter> Can't put my finger on it, I just remember the contents and conclusion. It was about a deep trolling method aimed at free software projects.
<twitter> Trolls come in and complain about the UI, usually to make it more like some commercial piece of crap.
<schestowitz> Oh, I know which article.
<twitter> This wastes a lot of developer time. Simply considering the issue is a waste. ... I thought you would remember.
<schestowitz> 'Handbook' example... "it's not usable..."
<twitter> Finally, when they get their way, they turn around and laugh, "Ha, we screwed you. You have confused your long time users, wasted your time and not gained any market share."
<twitter> They said GIMP had been screwed this way before.
<schestowitz> They could demand assimilation to other programs like Photoshop and then get users into a legal mess for copycatting.
<schestowitz> "Waaaa waaahhh! The UI is different. Make it like <app
name>... that's the 'correct' GUI"
"no free software UI is broken, ever."
"Ignore the forging nym-shifting troll who pretends to be chrisv! I'm the *REAL* chrisv!"