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  • #76
    Originally posted by ninez View Post
    which your entitled to, but with that kind of logic (that 'someone' might be using it), then all legacy code should be supported FOREVER on all platforms (which is terrible IMHO). No old drivers should be killed off, removed from xorg, linux kernel, etc.... MacOSX 10.7+ would still use Rosetta, etc. Plus, the reality is software bloat does exist - and has been mentioned over and over again, by programmers for years and years and years. Everyone from Bill gates to Google to Wirth, etc, etc, etc.
    It's the other way around - not keeping old code, but writing new code, new stuff & features, because someone want to use them. E.g. activities in KDE - I don't see a purpose for this, but some ppl do, and it's great that it's there for them to use it.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Cyber Killer View Post
      It's the other way around - not keeping old code, but writing new code, new stuff & features, because someone want to use them. E.g. activities in KDE - I don't see a purpose for this, but some ppl do, and it's great that it's there for them to use it.
      No its not (the other way around). My comment was about 'software bloat', not specifically KDE + Software bloat.

      Originally posted by me
      So i guess (from your point of view) Software Bloat doesn't exist - because someone is using those features somewhere (even if it's a minority), thus negating any possibility of any software being considered heavy/bloated.
      You said you agreed with that, so you believe software bloat doesn't actually exist (as even an applicable concept).

      From that logic, what i said next applies;

      Originally posted by me
      which your entitled to, but with that kind of logic (that 'someone' might be using it), then all legacy code should be supported FOREVER on all platforms (which is terrible IMHO). No old drivers should be killed off, removed from xorg, linux kernel, etc.... MacOSX 10.7+ would still use Rosetta, etc. Plus, the reality is software bloat does exist - and has been mentioned over and over again, by programmers for years and years and years. Everyone from Bill gates to Google to Wirth, etc, etc, etc.
      if you believe there is no such thing as software bloat, then there should be no reason to deprecate code, as someone might still be using it somewhere. I actually used 'Rosetta' in MacOSX as a real world example, because not that long ago i remember some guy bitching about how Lion 10.7.x dropped support for Rosetta, and he was pissed. All i can do is laugh at people like that, because keeping Rosetta would have equated legacy / software bloat...

      I'm sure you can find someone out there bitching about drivers dropped from Xorg (that like 3 people were using)...

      This was on of MS Vista's problems to, trying really hard to keep backwards compatibility and being badly designed, buggy and bloated because of it.

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