Luis’s Portland Project In A Nutshell (Your Opinions and Mileage May Vary):
Given two mediocre ISV platforms*, and a finite amount of time and money, why spend that time and money to fix one ISV platform to kick ass** when you can spend the time and money to add a third mediocre ISV platform instead? Yay!
This is not a new thought, but it just came up over and over again at GUADEC, and I figured it needed to be recorded.
NB: This is me speaking privately, and is not the Official Opinion of the GNOME Project, or even a significant minority of the GNOME Project; my overall view is slightly more nuanced, etc. But damn… this is silly.
* If you think either GNOME or KDE is better than mediocre, compared to the options on other platforms, you’re fooling yourself.
** see guadec thoughts #2
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(probably more, but that’s the first conversation i can remember having about it explicitly)… maybe once we’re out of the kde4 woods some of us might actually start working on that. but some of his thougts don’t jive with my experience. such as this one about project portland, which is an effort to bring a simple set of desktop-neutral APIs to ISVs (those people who write third party software). in his missive, luis said: Given two mediocre ISV platforms*, and a finite amount of time and money, why
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