libpurple theme support improvements

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Sun Jan 18 11:29:54 EST 2009

Felipe Contreras wrote:
> I've discussed before about how stupid it is to try to do the job of
> half a decade old distributions. It doesn't help to keep discussing
> this anymore.

And you're being intentionally inflammatory and blind.  I'm not talking about
distributions that are five or more years old.  I'm talking about current
versions of distributions that don't cater to every whim of an application
developer who says "I must have libraries X, Y, and Z or not support important
feature A."  I don't care about older RHEL distributions, but I do care about
the current one and the previous one that can still be reasonably supported for
at least another year (or until we include vv support, whichever comes first),
as well as the current Debian stable distribution which does not contain this

> It probably doesn't have any issues, since it's very small.

"Probably doesn't" and "doesn't" are two very different things.  It is also
meaningless since, as I said, it's just one more annoying library to have to
keep track of for no practical gain.

> I'm sorry, but ignoring freedesktop effectively means you don't play
> well with others. You don't have a commitment, you just do whatever
> you want, if that happens to be the same as other people are doing,
> well that's just luck. Or perhaps there's another collaboration body
> like freedesktop you are participating, hearing others and coming up
> with good standards?

The fact that exists and has standards doesn't mean that they're
*good* standards.  Last I checked, there's law that states that every
application must support these standards, whether the application developer
likes them or not.  There's nothing wrong with us supporting the 30 year old
standard of doing whatever we want.  Note also that we existed long before these
so-called standards appeared, and we have no obligation to change and comply,
even if we're implementing new features already covered under the standards.

> I'm not trying to change who you are, I just want you to accept it.

Funny, I was thinking the same thing about you.  All you ever do is troll on
this list, and a number of us (myself included) would like to see you really
leave, like you claim you have done.

I'm done with you.  Any further replies from you will fall on deaf ears.


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