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GNOME in the Age of Decadence

Jun 10, 2008, 00:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Wingo)

"Mine is of a large project in a state of marginal returns, in which a larger and larger part of the effort goes to maintenance. On the one hand you have the large deployments, the integration with other software projects. On the other hand the new developments that we have are very careful not to bite off too much: a printing dialog; another revision of ekiga; a new image library. Ed: Ekiga was probably not a good example of this.

"The problem, as I see it, is that GNOME is in a state of decadence--we largely achieved what we set out to achieve, insofar as it was possible. Now our hands are full with dealing with entropic decay..."

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