Good rant. Without getting into Wayland here, I wish to discuss this particular sentence:
"It has a real cost, you know, being a dick to maintainers."
In the last years, we've seen many more maintainers giving the same signal. It's a pattern that circumscribes a critical threat to FOSS. Is this on our radar?
FOSS maintainers get too much abuse. Some of which I think may be organized. How can we protect them better?
@mplammers I really don't get all of the wayland hate that I see around some places, yeah I can't really use it as it is now, but I'm liking it quite a lot the few times I've tried it out, apart from the having to write qwerty part :p
@sotolf @mplammers I think it comes from people that got forced into it by their distros (most popular "plug and play" distros are shipping wayland as the default because of gnome) and don't quite understand what happened, they updated their computer and suddenly half their apps are slow/broken/different.
@hans I think you've hit the nail on the head with that one. It's a combination of that, and the whole "I could do that better, how hard can it be to write a whatever app?"
Oh, and the "My use case is very important, and you're an idiot for not implementing it"
I'm not bitter tho 😄
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