[linux-elitists] DOTGNU

Ben Woodard ben@zork.net
Thu Jan 3 08:21:18 PST 2002


begin  Jeff Waugh  quotation:
> <quote who="Rick Moen">
> 
> > 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.
> 
> I always feel so sad when I have to say, "submit a patch!" or things like
> that. Some people can be absolute pricks though, so it's easier. (The
> something-for-nothing crowd are very... energy sapping.)

So why is it that gnome applications run little utilities like
'gnome-config' and 'glib-config' as opposed to just adding a bunch of
lines to the autoconf script. I never understood that.

-ben


> 
> - Jeff
> 
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>        others because it's in my _own fucking pocket_!" - Mobile Rage       
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