[linux-elitists] DOTGNU

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Wed Jan 2 21:22:20 PST 2002

Quoting Jeff Waugh (jdub@perkypants.org):

> Tangent:
> I, personally, am sick to death of moronic Linux From Scratch users
> (no accusation as to what you're using or not) flaming and criticising
> our excellent hackers because of their own *abject lack of clue*.
> It gets to the point of asking these people to get a life and do
> something more productive with their time than sitting there building
> packages.  These are the kinds of people who think "hacking" is typing
> "./configure ; make ; make install".
> Much GAR.

In your shoes, I'd be tempted to tell that that, if they don't like the
GNOME developers' work, they're very welcome to fork off a copy and hack
it up to suit.  And, who knows?  One in ten thousand might come up with
something worthwhile.

(And, as Ben says, component software is indisputably a good idea for
the long term.)

> That said, I am committed to making GNOME easier to build, especially
> with beta releases of GNOME 2.0 coming up, and have started working
> with Nick Moffitt's kickarse GAR ports system to provide a sensible
> method of building GNOME from tarballs. It will essentially be a new
> 'distribution' of GNOME.

This is _very_ cool.  Interesting to hear.

"Is it not the beauty of an asynchronous form of discussion that one can go and 
make cups of tea, floss the cat, fluff the geraniums, open the kitchen window 
and scream out it with operatic force, volume, and decorum, and then return to 
the vexed glowing letters calmer of mind and soul?" -- The Cube, forum3000.org

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