JosephM wrote:I'm sorry but there is a lot of nonsense in this thread.
What? You're sayin that my perfectly reasoned argument was nonsense?
For one I'm not sure why people think they know what is best for Mint developers, or open source developers in general to work on. People seem to lose sight of who those developers are. For Mint specifically you do realize that all the devs are people no different from the rest of you. We have families, full time jobs, school, etc. We do this in our free time, by our own choice, because we enjoy it. No one dictates what we work on. It's not a job where where get paid a salary and some boss tells us what we have to do.
"We?" I assume you are one of the Mint developers then?
I thought Clem said the Mint developers were paid... No?
If that was the case many devs would likely move on because they already have one of those. Yes, we try to base the things we work on user feedback. Most things come from ideas from the users. They get discussed among the devs as to whether or not they are practical or fit into the particular project. Followed by how to go about implementing and presenting said thing to the user. Then if someone wants to work on it or take on the challenge they do. Particular devs tend to gravitate towards working on things that interest them and ultimately sort of "take over" that area. In the end you hope that users enjoy or find usefulness out of the work you put in.
And on that front I thank you. We don't normally converse directly with developers here. But I thought you guys WERE paid in some fashion for Mint development.
Anyway, I concur regarding nonsense hence my satirical post!