>>>>> "TM" == Twomey Mark <Twomey_Mark at emc.com> writes:
TM> Taking the rather lazy route tying it to GNOME.
Just like the Konqueror developers did, tying it to KDE.
TM> I suppose they don't want to have to reinvent the wheel but I
TM> would have expected a company filled with old Apple/General
TM> Magic and NeXT heads to have developed their own GUI from the
TM> ground up.
I think that this group of people, who have tried to reinvent the
wheel twice or three times, just said: "We have limited personnel and
high expectations. Let's use as much of the existing infrastructure
as we can and *build* this thing." Which they did.
TM> Sure it would have added Mozilla style development time to the
TM> project but it would be the only way to guarantee consistency
TM> and avoid the stupid HUI guidelines that some coder lifted
TM> whole from the Microsoft UI guidelines and implemented in a
TM> half ass'd way.
If Nautilus *wasn't* filled with ex-Apple, GM and NeXT people, would
you even consider allowing this leeway? Of course not.
TM> Hertzfeld is keynoting at MacHack this year [Coding, Keynotes
TM> from Uber-Techies, Ice Cream, Movies, big,big,big dinners and
TM> Mac/NeXT/BSD geeks screaming at each other while they race to
TM> finish their hacks before the 72 hour deadline. Starts at
TM> 12:01am Wednesday finishes 12:01am Sunday, nothing ever closes
TM> and they book the entire hotel out so there's no other guests
TM> to disturb.], so I'm sure they'll put him through the meat
TM> grinder and get more about the future of Nautilus.
I can tell you the near-term future of Nautilus right now, with no
screaming involved: fix bugs.
TM> Then there's the fact that I'm not so sure it's smart to tie
TM> your code to a project that seriously considers the mad
TM> non-techie rantings of Miguel de Icaza.
I am staggered into silence by the relevance of this statement.
"Pity has no place at my table."
-- Dr Hannibal Lecter
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