Since we agree with every word and punctuation in this article, we proudly republish it from the Sabotage Linux website:
Lately I see many developments in the linux FOSS world that sell themselves as progress, but are actually hugely annoying and counter-productive.
Counter-productive to a point where they actually cause major regressions, costs, and as in the case of GTK+3 ruin user experience and the possibility that we’ll ever enjoy “The year of the Linux desktop”.
kernelKurtz, aka kK, has been a supporter and contributor of this site since its inception. This came as a comment to an article by FigOSdev on dbus but it deserves its own space.
Here he takes a shot at Freedesktop and gang.
reddit: What’s up with the hate towards Freedesktop?
It’s not about hate, random reddit OP. But it is about a severe difference in what people think is important.
These corporate persons want standardization and homogeneity on their own terms. They want open source cachet and finding a way to monetize it, and they don’t give a rat’s ass about the four freedoms, or what happens to the people that Bill Gates once sneered at as “hobbyists”. They are Google and Microsoft and everyone else who can afford to buy a seat on the board of the Linux Foundation. Red Hat probably too, sad to say. Their motto is do no evil, until evil is profitable, and then pick another slogan, because buttering the bread is what life is all about. Continue reading
From what it was revealed on the Manjaro forum the emphasis is on the core of the system and not the window managers. LXQT is an evolution of LXDE to be based on QT that is a base that somehow isolates it from the remaining system below. If QT base can be installed lxqt will run uniformly across distributions and display managers. At least that is what is known in theory. LXQT can always be held responsible for non qt packages that involve GUIs, but they have done a relatively good job to QTize everything that has been running on LXDE. Continue reading