[Geany-Devel] Don't pop-up messages/steal focus when in terminal

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sun Apr 21 01:21:24 UTC 2013

On 13-04-20 06:12 PM, Matthew Brush wrote:
> On 13-04-20 06:02 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>> On 21 April 2013 10:56, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>>> On 13-04-20 05:48 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>>   I definitively agree that there's someone/a few people out there,
>>>> in this
>>>>> strange self-imposed situation that are mentioned above, but I'd
>>>>> bet good
>>>>> money it's a such a small minority of Geany's users, possibly even
>>>>> less
>>>>> than 1%, to be worth bending over backwards for.
>>>> The real problem is none of us knows how many actual users there are in
>>>> any
>>>> particular system configuration.  I am only going on my experience,
>>>> which
>>>> as a contractor at least includes a spread of companies.
>>>> In the past its always been me introducing Geany, but recently I
>>>> have been
>>>> pleasantly surprised to find a few customers already using it on Red
>>>> Hat.
>>>> Hence my concern to keep support for at least the Red Hat version
>>>> that is
>>>> still in primary support.
>>> But if they're your customers, given your deep familiarity with Geany's
>>> source and your likely influence on installed versions of it, could
>>> you not
>>> backport critical fixes and improvements of which there are very few
>>> or run
>>> a release closer to the year in which their corporate OS vendor offers
>>> support up to for other packages?
>> Well as I said, some have already installed it before I came along, that
>> means that there are more that have Geany and are not my customers.  They
>> are the ones I'm talking about supporting.
> But really, they have Geany latest, can't install new software, have a
> really old GTK+ version, need features from bleeding edge Geany and
> can't get you to update them from source or do it themselves?
> This sounds like either a completely fictitious or insignificant group
> of users to me. If they can't make due with older Geany versions, can't
> update their GTK+ environment, but *can* install Geany from sources, I'd
> say they're either schizophrenic, lazy, liars or in the 0.001% of total
> users. In all cases, IMO, they aren't worth serving for free on my buck.

Just to be clear, I'm fine with hacking on behalf of the other 99.9..% 
of users for free on my buck, I just hate wasting hack-time for 
pointless historical nonsense that affects 0.0n% of legacy users.

Matthew Brush

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