[openbox] OB: composite?

Marius Nita marius at cs.pdx.edu
Fri Sep 17 19:52:04 EDT 2004

On Sep 17, 2004, at 1:57 PM, David Courtney wrote:
>> I don't have time to deal with this negativity... the openbox
>> community is pretty crappy, as far as I'm concerned...
> I hate to say it, but I kind of agree with this guy.  I won't be
> unsubscribing (yet), but it seems as though there is some kind of
> haughty, elitist attitude with everyone.  I've never really understood
> that attitude, especially with computer related stuff.  In this case,
> it's just a Window Manager, not the cure for cancer.

You just answered your own question. It's a simple, completely 
braindead easy to use, completely braindead easy to modify, window 
manager -- and that was its original intention. Yet people invent the 
most contrived, mind boggling arcana around it and demand intelligent 
answers from "the community" -- whatever that may be. This mailing list 
is live proof of that.

There is no real incentive for anyone to do anything in this 
"community." Yet, by incredible feats of perseverance, some people 
actually read this garbage and most of the time offer real help. I 
assume you think your response will just make everyone think twice and 
reflect upon their own social personality, changing for you so that all 
is neat and flowery.

I suggest you do some reflection of your own. Realize that this is a 
free -- and nice -- piece of software which Ben Jansens wrote as an 
intellectual exercise, and a gift to you. He even made a Web site, so 
you can go read nicely formatted documentation and download free source 
code. Oh, and he even made a mailing list.

Next time you think about bitching, paypal Ben and Mikael some money 
instead, and then submit some patches.


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