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Re: A Critique: Getting Started with GNUstep on Windows

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: A Critique: Getting Started with GNUstep on Windows
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:46:05 +0000

> On 17 Feb 2016, at 10:51, Thom Cherryhomes <address@hidden> wrote:
> Why is it? I am trying to put a very visual and demonstrative face on what I 
> am experiencing, in the hope of disrupting the community out of its apparent 
> complacency. 

You seem to have misinterpreted things;

Lack of manpower (and perhaps poisitive incentive) leadss to slow progress, but 
that’s very different from complacency.
Nobody needs disrupting/shocking out of complacency, what’s needed is 
contributions to actually fix bugs and implement missing features.
I think that’s what Riccardo was saying, and while I can see how you might 
think his response was insulting to your effort, please consider that;
a. he’s frustrated by the fact that, over the years, he’s repeatedly been told 
that his work is not good enough, by people who aren’t actually contributing 
code improvements themselves
b. your response to a (possibly misinterpreted/imagined) insult was to be 
extremely, disproportionately insulting (at least we are left in no doubt about 
whether you intended to be insulting or not)

I realise that when you try stuff, and it doesn’t work, you are quite 
understandably irritated/angry.  But making a video of (even if yuou tell 
yourself it’s ‘constructive criticism’) it doesn’t much help other than as a 
way to vent your feelings.
Please consider instead, this process:

Pick out the most irritating thing you found
Figure out how to fix it
Contribute that fix to the project
Hopefully you’ll then get enough thanks to make you feel better about it.

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