@colomar Because it's impossible to actually "fix" the themes. They aren't going to download and test every app against their theme. (Ie. UberWriter) This is about giving developers the sanity to have a consistent platform. It's not written by GNOME, but by a few devs that write apps for it which are on the fringe/get forgotten during theme development.

@ndegruchy @mooshoe I don't know. If have to agree with them on this. It would be really annoying to maintain a GNOME app and have Ubuntu theming make it look weird by default. Not only does it make you look bad, but you also get probably get tons of bug reports for various themes because something doesn't work right. Then you end up focusing on making sure your app works with the theme of major distros.

They aren't calling out people for theming. They are calling out distros for theming.

Also to whoever is crying that this is a "gnome thing" I just want to poimt out this issue of epiphany.


Epiphany is the default browser of both GNOME and Elementary (dual platform!) and also affected by this. Supporting this doesn't mean that apps should be single platform but they rather get to choose what platform their are supporting.

To everyone that is freaking out about "user freedom" again, I want to reassure you that you have mine, and every other maintainer's, permission to

It's okay to theme or downstream an app, but if you do that, don't blame me if I say "It works for me". stopthemingmy.app/

We are proud and excited to announce that 10 students will be working with the GNOME Project for this year's Google Summer of Code 2019! 🙂 #gsoc #gsoc19

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Aham, System 76 is now apparently sponsoring ESR. One of the most toxic person in free software and with worse political views than Nazi thirteen year olds on Facebook.

There goes another vendor...


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Train ticket machines in Berlin run python 2.4 on top of some kind of windows it seems.

Because a few of you apparently missed the prior announcements, the Call for Proposals for #GUADEC 2019 has been extended for three more days until the 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗮𝘆. This is your very last chance to get your talk submission in! Do it asap! 😬


Of course you should hire a squirrel for a software engineering position. They're experts in tree-traversal and caching, and they're very well acquainted with kernels.

My kingdom for working wifi and bluetooth hw/firmware in linux...

The conversation with Todd from Purism was completely unproductive in my mind. In his view, there are only two possible options for moderation:

• Become a complete censorship machine with a slippery slope of who can or cannot speak

• Go by the jurisdiction users are in, hiding content illegal in certain jurisdictions and then removing content illegal in the poster's jurisdiction, for example a Chinese user's dissent against the Chinese gov't would be removed.

There are two problems that I brought up that, being that:

• Purism would be participating in the injustices of those countries

• Legal but harmful content would still be allowed, thus spreading harm.

I felt completely ignored when trying to get this across to him, especially that last bit. I also tried explaining to him that a slippery slope does not exist when you have set principles that you stick to within rules, but that completely flew over his head. It also ended with him basically telling me to solve the problem with a solution that works for every country everywhere and then get back to him. So, the block & boycott of Purism continues.

There is one final day to submit talk proposals for #GUADEC 2019! Submissions close tomorrow evening, so if you were waiting until the last minute...mission accomplished. Get it submitted asap!


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