Oh my god, finally somebody with a Keyboard and a Heart showed up!
I have to say that is often the case that I find this kind of resistance
in open-source developers communities - sometimes I wonder what is
really "open" there!?
It may also mean "people without spare time trying to move on with their
Seriously, and forgive me for the off-topic here, but it seems that on
this thread is slowly surfacing one of the worst sins of open source
communities: the attitude of "it's easy for me, then it must be easy for
you too, you lazy looser".
Well, usually it's not easy. And people is neither lazy nor lousy nor
anything. For most people on the world computers are just boxes they use
to complete a task they don't even want to do. There is nothing they
should be ashamed of if they don't care about the "superiority of X
approach compared to the evil Y", specially if X requires a long
You cannot tell a normal person "if you want to write in collaboration,
just use git". You cannot say to anyone, not even to me, someone that's
been using Linux as his main system for the last two decades, to "use
make". That attitude is not only wrong, it is one of the main reasons
why we are still a minority on the consumer market. If your answers are
targeted to computer wise persons, only computer wise person will listen
As I said, I started to use F(L)OSS almost two decades ago. I'm using
LyX since before it switched to Qt. Back then I compiled every new
version by myself. But even with my experience I would have loved to
have an "everything within the file" file format when, twelve years ago,
I was writing my PhD thesis on LyX: at the time I did not had an
internet connection at home so syncing all the files was a real PITA.
Even now, in a time with automated backup utilities, usb drives and
cloud storage I found the lack of an easy way to work on a "project"
instead of "fiddling with several folders, each with dozens if not
hundreds of files" quite cumbersome.
And another thing: the fact that MS implemented some idea does not means
the idea is bad, saying so it's silly. A lot of F(L)OSS projects use
"all within the file" file formats: ODF, and open source ISO standard,
it's just a bunch of xml files and folders comfortably packed on a zip
file. Also, can you even imagine what would be to work on krita or gimp
if those projects just save all layers and masks on different files?
Please, people, think a bit on real users, not just on yourselves.
Thanks. [end of off-topic]