x.org is Hacker Trash

Keith Whitwell keith at tungstengraphics.com
Thu Mar 29 02:09:15 PDT 2007

Why did you need to hide your identity to say that?


xorg sucks wrote:
> I had spent so much of my life on this TRAIN WRECK of
> a project that it was virtually painless to make an
> account specifically for this email.
> In Brief:  WTF?
> What's with you Open Source ninnies and your love for
> customization? Who the hell needs more than one way to
> get the source? Individual tarballs? ARE YOU SHITTING
> ME!? Didn't the compulsion to create an 'everything'
> directory (chuckles) smell a little funny? Good Lord!
> What the hell are you supposed to do with all that
> shit when it's downloaded!!!! (Extraordinarily meek
> voice, weakened and pinched through years of role
> playing as Xeldarina, Princess of Eldar, responds:
> BASH scripting dummy. GOSH. Get a clue *snort*)
> You don't even provide scripts to turn it into a
> 'tree'!
> You do have the GIT method. That looks cool. I mean,
> GIT is the latest fad in SCMs after all.
> Oh wait......
> The only repository is the UNSTABLE one! 530 MB for
> something that MIGHT WORK!? Are you pullin' ma leg?
> Yankin' my chain? That's a real knee slapper, that
> one, I tell you boy!
> This project is such a sham.
> So let's set it clear: You guys produced a heaping
> pile of dung by trying to generalize---or modularize,
> if you will----the existing X Window system to such an
> extent that nothing is useful! The only reason your
> crap works is because the big boys working on the
> GNU/Linux distros hack it together for their
> individual systems.
> (1) Make an easily navigable site with consistent
> build instructions. 
> (2) Concentrate on one method of distribution.
> (3) Only offer individual tarballs for those who know
> what they're doing.
> (4) Setup (easily findable) branches in your
> repository; don't even allow changes to the unstable
> repository unless the whole thing compiles.
> (5) Make it easy. Good Lord! I can compile a frickin'
> OS Kernel without a sweat. What the hell is X Windows?
> It's crap.
> Do it better.
> Cordially (as the biggest jerks of OSS like to say),
> x.org Sucks
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