On Sat, 12 May 2012 15:38:35 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
Really, Gnome upstream is doing their best to encourage everyone to
flush their crap down the toilet, and switch to something else.
The debate between the (mostly silent) elitists and the power to
the people advocates has been seesawing for at least a decade or two; has
anybody observed yet what the effect of the baby boomers retiring has
had? I recall predicting that it would be substantial, but I can't recall
seeing anything lately to tell me whether that prediction panned out --
unless precisely this issue is to be the touchstone ....
I wonder if someone would like to take design of a user configurable UI in a
window manager. Not the underlying features, the capabilities, but the
presentation part. So a user could have a template of how the screen should
look, independent of how things work under the hood. Would seem that with many
people going back for graduate degrees, someone would want a useful thesis topic.
Think the original BIOS concept, the hardware vendor provided code to impliment
a small number of operations available to the OS, any OS. Not like a device
driver, which tends to be OS specific, but a canvas on which user can "draw"
appearance. Of if it fits your mindset better, call it a css file, something not
quite like a browser theme, more powerful.
I don't think you should count on baby boomers to do it, it sound like it needs
one vision to keep it coherent, and an RFC committee to keep it sane.
Bill Davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot
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