everything wrong with free software
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*originally posted:* apr 2021
poor mike, he has to do the gnu spotlight. i dont envy him, its one of the shittiest jobs at the fsf.
"14 new GNU releases!"
this is what i hate about the gnu project-- i mean, it has a dark side. lets look at the list to see what i mean:
not even gnu anymore, its a microsoft github project. the gnu git is a mirror of the microsoft one. treacherous.
speaking of treachery, denemo needs a traitor project that i recommended be purged from gnu right before someone showed me the gnu ass-end-ly. lilypond can go jump in a lake, and i presume denemo is useless without it. im not blaming denemo, but what am i supposed to do with it?
this is stallmans own editor. or it was. now it uses microsoft harfbuzz. awful. i mean if you use the non-graphical version, im sure you dont need harfbuzz. so thats good. im guessing stallman doesnt use the gui version.
> gama-2.01 gama-2.14
i guess if mike is excited about these, i cant fault him.
page seems to suggest these are mainly used for emacs, though thats not necessarily true.
oh yes, gnu mes! i know this one from the various coups against stallman. but if youre unconvinced: "guix-devel is for general user help and discussion." how about FUCK NO?
maybe mike likes mit-scheme. i dont have anything against it, fuck mit though.
traitor. i had this installed (and promoted it) until recently. i only sent hatemail to three traitors in all of this, including todd miller. the author of gnu nano got one too. i suggest that gnu purge this one.
i dont know anything bad about this one, mike.
more microsoft perl! whats the non-github alternative?
heres one, mike.
this seems to be written in vala. i dunno, the project itself seems alright, but its too close to gnome as far as i know.
so try this, then:
"5 new GNU releases!"
* gama-2.01 gama-2.14
if thats enough to excite you, who am i to judge? nothing against these 4 projects, but the gnu project overall is in some bad shape. you ought to know by now that i dont blame stallman-- i blame the traitors. stallman created the project, and they moved it to giafam and told lies about him to justify doing so. that much at least is an easy choice.