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Re: [trinity-users] Upgrades to TDE 3.5.13 ...

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 16:53:33 +0000
On Tuesday 06 December 2011 16:27:46 Brad Rogers wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Dec 2011 12:22:02 +0000
> Lisi <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:
>
> Hello Lisi,
>
> > On Tuesday 06 December 2011 12:08:02 Jorge Gonçalves wrote:
> > > And that could push users away from TDE...
> >
> > Why does that matter?  No-one is forcing anyone to use TDE.  Surely,
>
> One word;  Reputation.
>
> > if someone is unhappy with TDE, leaving is the obvious thing to do.
>
> Certainly, but the "bad press" that's likely to be associated with the
> departure cannot do TDE any good.  You can picture the scene, I'm sure:-
>
> "I used to use $projectname (it's not just TDE that's affected,
> obviously), but there were some really niggling bugs that the developers
> just didn't want to fix."
>
> Whether it's true that developers didn't want to fix them is irrelevant,
> the bad press will gain $projectname a reputation for being buggy
> and/or not listening to its users.  Like Gnome.

I take your point.  But does that mean that the people who are dissatisfied 
must hold sway, whatever other people think, so that they will not moan?  We, 
surely, almost by definition, are mostly people who are dissatisfied with 
KDE4.  We were not forced to use it - tho', I confess, some people did try to 
force us - but they didn't succeed did they? ;-)

And releasing too early didn't exactly help KDE4 did it?

I think that Trinity's great problem is that it has simply got too little 
man(or woman, of course!)power.  Giving those valiantly working away 
something extra to do is not going to help.

Lisi