Vincent Untz and the "users that like to hate people"
- From: Harry Kashouli <kashmancy gmail com>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Vincent Untz and the "users that like to hate people"
- Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 07:43:31 +0000
This guy is an example of someone who should shut up, listen to his users, and never ever try championing his cause until he decides to get off his ego. There are a myriad of user comments ever since Gnome 3 came out, and even during its alpha/beta phases. Hell, I myself also had concerns during the beta, but I liked the original ideas. But then Gnome developers started removing feature after feature.
Instead, he dismisses all the comments/feedback by saying that "these people just like to hate the world", and then picks on individuals in the audience very sneakily by trying to guide them to liking Gnome 3 by default, and making them laugh.
Gnome 3 is not the best desktop, and it is not the worst desktop. What it is, is a desktop and group of people that refuse to see potential improvements to a product that could blow everything else out of the water. Instead, they focused from he start to the tablet fad, and now that the desktop is not dead, they shot themselves in the foot. They constantly remove features and claim that users can add them back by editing files. Had they simply minimalised the initial experience, and enabled/disabled said options via the GUI, no one would have cared much.
Apparently, as he says, they could not put all the options in the UI, because "it would be impossible". Well, then the KDE developers must be gods; they seem to manage it.
And then he says that he works at SUSE; the Linux distribution/company that has embraced KDE almost more than any other for a very long time.
Vincent Untz, the man almost as insane as certain kernel developers that force their personal beliefs. You are a bully of the worst kind. You force your opinion on people's daily experiences with their computer, instead of allowing them to choose their way. Gnome 3 was not ready, just like KDE4 was not ready, The difference between them and you: they were upfront about it and users were warned about future wished features.
For those that brave the video, notice his motions/tone when he talks about the fixes/changes. He is such a condescending ass to his users.
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