Re: Gnome 2.6: What were you thinking?

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 17:19, William Michael Grim wrote:
> Okay, what is up with gnome 2.6?  Who's arrogance decided I can't change
> settings or even colors in gnome?  Not all your users are stupid, and even
> the "stupid" users might be more than a little upset with this.  I highly
> doubt many of us want to relearn your entire interface because you made
> large UI changes in a _minor_ release.

Your argument, the little that you make, is hardly persuasive.  A polite
inquiry will make more developers at ease when addressing you. 
Regardless of the inaccuracies in you remarks, I'm sure many users would
like to adjust the colors of a theme.  You can start making constructive
contributions to the GNOME project by:

1. Check for the feature request, and adding it if 
   it does not exist.
2. As this feature seems very important to you, you need to provide a 
   persuasive argument as to why this feature is a high priority.
   (Adjusting theme colors is certainly not a high priority among the
    active GNOME developers).
3. I doubt you can convince the active developers it is a high priority,
   but they would gladly except a patch for the feature.  You could be
   the person to contribute that patch.

> Anyway, I'm sticking with gnome 2.4 until these issues are resolved.  If
> they aren't, I'll regretfully switch to something more usable, such as
> wmaker or KDE (and I REALLY hate KDE).  KDE is the whole reason I
> originally switched to gnome; I can't take its constant crash screens when
> closing programs.
> So, anyway, please stop being arrogant and let your users do what they
> want.  Who cares if 5% of them choose the wrong colors?  There will always
> be stupid people in the world.

I find your statement somewhat ironic, and most definitely
hypocritical.  An apology and some effort on the points list above would
really help redeem your tarnished reputation--and help you reach your
goal to edit a theme's color.

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