2 Feb 2004 Ilan   » (Master)

Here I go to all the trouble to steel myself up to release Directory Free KDE and the flames that will almost surely beat down my inbox, and then Freshmeat censors me and doesn't post the project on their site. Oh, the irony!

<rant> Of course, if someone did the rough equivalent of what I did and did it for similar reasons and did with the Linux kernel, Freshmeat wouldn't have a problem posting it. If someone did something like that with Apache, Freshmeat would definately post it. But a version of a project that fixes UI problems that the original project didn't consider worth fixing? Oh no, that's completely different. User interaction is far less important than technical stuff like Apache and the Kernel, therefore we consider a version of something that fixes a UI problem the original authors didn't care to fix merely an unimportant patch that doesn't merit a place on our site. </rant>

I might as well think positively for a change and reflect on the good that has come out of this situation.

  • I am far more happier with myself as a person for my doing this. I can finally look myself in the mirror and respect myself.
  • I have finally put something out, saying to hell with the criticism and silly looks I'm going to get and comments about my lack of programming ability (that don't take into account the fact that I hate programming and I only perform the dreaded act because no one will fix the broken UI).
  • I have finally stood up to the Kernigheze. Maybe things didn't go as planned, but it's a start. Long wars are not quickly won.
  • I have written the first piece of documentation placed under the Pro-User Documentation License (PUDL).

Anyhow, I'll guess I'll see about resubmitting to Freshmeat as a fork of KDE while I think up some alternative way of publicizing the release.

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