Node.js devs, imagine npm doesn’t exist. Instead, if you’re nice, you make a list of your dependencies in your README and everyone installs them manually. (Seriously.) Also, you can list names any way you like. So, if a library is called libclutter-1.0-dev, list it as clutter, libclutter, clutter-1.0, … and people will magically know you meant libclutter-1.0-dev (or, more likely, they’ll do an, e.g., apt search clutter to try and find out wtf you meant). Welcome to C/Vala development in 2021.
@ff0000 I’ve got a better one for you: I got Geary to build and added Fastmail to the list of accounts you could set up easily alongside the surveillance-based Gmail, etc. Pull request was denied. Still legitimises/encourages people to use Gmail to this day. (So maybe you dodged a bullet?)
@aral Sometimes i think people just don't want to even (simply) offer alternatives to people. Not even when they come in the form of PR's.
Google adding DDG and Qwant as alternative search options to Chrome, and Apple adding alternative browser options to iOS, must have had nothing to do with antitrust legal action closing in.
Because who would ever think making competition accessible helps reduce anti-competitiveness?
Also perplexing why MS are making it harder to set a new browser. 🤔
Yeah thats uncool :/
To be fair to the dev, I would also say that if one would start to add more providers than 3+more, one would need to redesign the page.
But I completely agree that it is not a solution to simply deny your work on it because it would question some previous work. Otherwise when will anything ever change?
@celia @aral @ff0000
GNOME does take some controversial decisions or lack thereof.
I really appreciate these: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-online-accounts/-/merge_requests/54
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