[Geany-Devel] Switched to Win~1

Steven Blatnick steve8track at xxxxx
Mon Sep 22 15:48:05 UTC 2014

Responses below:

On 09/22/2014 09:23 AM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
> After 15 years of using Linux desktop, 3 of which as maintainer of a 
> source-based distribution? :)
I'm glad (if you want to call it that) to hear that it sounds like only 
a recent trend to abandon the users.  I hope they figure things out, 
because it's been a painful few years because of the recent trends.  I'm 
surprised at how much grief some of these projects have caused to linux 
users as a whole, but it's like they are ignoring their constituents.  
Linux.  I fight for the users ;-) (tron reference)
> But you are right that systemd is not the only reason. KDE 4, GNOME 3, 
> FF[1], the list goes on, and recently even gtk+ 2.24.23+ (IIRC the 
> revision) is slightly broken. Guess I finally lost faith in the Linux 
> as desktop. I hope, for all of you, that Xfce 5 will be just fine.
I'm also happy to hear someone reiterate my disgruntlement with GNOME 
3.  One small glimmer of hope is that Ubuntu Mate 
<https://ubuntu-mate.org/> is emerging to fill that nostalgic gap.  
Unfortunately, I don't know if they are doing anything with systemd, as 
it will still be based on Ubuntu, but at least I get my sane interfaces 
back without having to switch to Xfce :-/  They are even packaging 
compiz, which much of linux practically abandoning it has been another 
sore spot for me, although that could be blamed on GNOME 3 partly as 
well for going to Mutter.  Now if only I could convince them to package 
Emerald window decorator.  I miss 2007 linux ;-)

I especially like these points in Ubuntu Mate's mission:

  * *Restore the halcyon days of Ubuntu* before Unity
    <https://unity.ubuntu.com/> (I would add GNOME 3 here) was introduced.
  * Provide a *refuge* for Linux users who prefer a traditional desktop

Anyway, I hope the team doesn't mind my sharing about this recent distro.


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