They are done to projects...
Again... old in appearence which is
the result of the toolkit widget set.
This takes us back to a simple equation...Conversely, McIlroy has criticized modern Linux as having software bloat, remarking that, "adoring admirers have fed Linux goodies into a disheartening state of obesity." He contrasts this with earlier approach taken at Bell Labs when developing and revising Research Unix:
eye candy = shiny "new" bloat
Which is why GNU/Linux is going to hell in a hand
basket because the following rule is being ignored...
Unix philosophy: Do One Thing and Do It Well
There are comits to GNU's tree that are far older
yet they are essential to upstream projects like...
Debian... Redhat and Slackware.
Without which these projects or their interfaces
and even environments could NOT exist.
The maintenance cycles of projects are determined by the
roadmap of it's mantainers NOT the speculation of it's end users.
If short cycles were the criterion of a valid project
then the Slackware project is chronically dormant.
@ brokenman... I guess I'm showing my age.
I was a big fan of Han Solo's... Millennium Falcon
It was a piece of junk... but the fastest ship in the Galaxy.