[Interest] Oops! Somebody's got a bad case of dependency bloat!

Alex Malyushytskyy alexmalvtk at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 02:09:50 CEST 2013

I would encourage people to read
"Apologies on the "bloat" thread (a.k.a yes Windows is still important)"

before posting in this thread.

This might help people (like me :P) to be constructive.

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Thiago Macieira
<thiago.macieira at intel.com>wrote:

> On quarta-feira, 10 de abril de 2013 16.05.40, Michael Jackson wrote:
> > And just because a "majority" download the installer does not mean
> "ALL". It
> > is YOUR JOB AS A Qt DEVELOPER/MAINTAINER to make MY life easier. That is
> > your job.
> Hi Mike
> This thread is getting overheated...
> I with most of what you said, but I disagree on one small but important
> detail.
> Let me explain:
> I agree because my job as a Qt developer is to make Qt better. Qt's
> philosophy
> is that it makes developers' lives easier. Therefore, we both conclude
> that my
> work on Qt should have an end goal to improve your life, mine and every
> other
> user's.
> I'm not doing Qt work as a volunteer. I'm paid to do it, by Intel (not
> Digia).
> Therefore, the OSS argument of "you can't tell OSS people what to do" does
> not
> directly apply.
> I'm also a Qt Project Maintainer, by choice and with the support of my
> employer. As a Maintainer, I have a duty to the project, to uphold its
> values
> and further Qt.
> However, I disagree with you when you put emphasis in "MY life easier". I'm
> not here to make your life easier to the exclusion of everyone else. So
> whenever you or anyone else requests a feature or a modification, I and
> anyone
> else in the Qt Project need to put that through a filter, deciding what the
> priority of such a request is. It's easy to get lost and think one's own
> bugs
> are more important than all others.
> As I said in two emails already, we made a conscious decision to put more
> effort on the binary installers and to make our lives easier in the source
> ones. We're prioritising things differently. I'm sorry that our priorities
> do
> not match yours.
> And note: priorities can change. Even though the best way to accomplish a
> change is to *do* it, rest assured we are paying attention to suggestions
> and
> especially to a flame war like this one.
> --
> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
>   Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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