Re: Some ideas

Please, let's avoid angry and sarcastic replies to Angel. We don't
need a Flame Fest (TM) that will make everybody angry and frustrated.

Best regards and PEACE.


On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 11:45:32 +0200, Xavier Ordoquy <xordoquy linovia com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just don't get your mail point ?
> It seems to me that you are totally desynchronised with the rest of the
> hackers...
> You seem to have a very schoolish view of the Gnome project.
> Could you just give us your feeling about Gnome size in terms of numbers
> of code lines and man per year effort ?
> A language switch will hold the project for a long time, left a lot of
> applications down the hill and I do bet it'll result a fork (I would
> even consider the language change as the fork).
> You complain about missing docs. Well, Gnome has been made by technical
> peoples. If you don't have a minimum background you'll face hard times.
> The API is pretty well documented. Articles, tutorials and books are
> available here and there to help you. Even the source code is available
> and I kno few cases where it's not understandable.
> The learning curve may seem slow at the begining but you'll see it goes
> faster after a little while.
> I'm afraid that most you propose are theorical concepts that will not
> face the reality.
> Gnome is not perfect. I don't know if a prefect project has ever
> existed. Gnome works pretty well as it is now. It tooks time and lots of
> efforts to reach that point. It can still be improved, but you can't say
> "Eh, what you do is wrong, I got the magic solution: redo everything
> (process and code)".
> If you want to improve applications, you can patch them.
> You can also write the documentation you're missing.
> Those are positive things to help Gnome improve.
> Regards,
> Xavier.
> --
> "Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence.
>  Simplicity does."
>              (Larry Bossidy, CEO, Allied Signal)
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