||Is Linux Annoying?|
|Subject:||and here is the problem of any system, computer or not|
Response to: and here is the problem of any system, computer or not
Sometimes open source developers can be such lamers...I have had the misfortune of trying to work with a bunch of guys on a graphic installer. What a waste...We couldn't agree on group-management software (you know, something to track other people's effort, like Gant tables, etc), some guys refused to be "coordinated" (as in: use the *f***ing* software I'm telling you), and also stuff like scripting languages, that we couldn't agree on.
This all happened because some of the guys had no formal training, or refused to learn, because they were very independent. So it's a kind of social issue that reflects on bad software design and coding practice that will eventually end-up in your 100th C bug of the week.
When I see some software projects that are just replicating previous functionality I just think "what a waste."
Nowadays, I will be carefull to install software that's been around for a while, and preferably being developed by large teams (like Gnome). I avoid, e.g., a mail package being coded by some 16 year old that barely knows C.