Ramblings and questions regarding Fedora, but stemming from gnome-software and desktop environments

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 03:28:34 UTC 2014

On 28 December 2014 at 17:32, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at freenet.de> wrote:

> On 12/29/2014 12:58 AM, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Alec Leamas <leamas.alec at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hm... developers which never touches the terminal?! Seems like a
>>> really narrow group (?)
>> Not really. At a previous workplace, we used two different IDEs for the
>> two programming languages we needed to work with, and wrote GUI apps to
>> handle whatever we might otherwise need a terminal to handle.
> Maybe it's my age which gradually going to show, but I would not call
> these people "developers" but would call these folks "IDE-operators".
It is your age, and there has been nothing gradual about it.. Look the
world has moved a lot in the last 30 years, and we have gone past the point
where current developers are humouring us old folk for making jokes about
IDE-operators. It is not a joke as much as a "wow those people are
pathetic" in the same way when we were younger and wondered why "old"
people still wore double polyester flare bottom pants in the late 1980's.

The world has moved on... and Fedora is moving with it. I realize that a
lot of us grognards have been trying to keep Fedora the Unix of 1987 when
X11 was cool and NNTP was the way things got communicated. However its not
going to happen.. and we either are going to have to get out of the way of
the steamroller or get rolled over it.

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