As for "he knows the quirks". The same can be said about the compendium of gotchas when programming for Windows. It's programming, not rocket science. Stuff gets found, documented, fixed/worked around, life goes on. Game development of this scale is something new on Linux. Of course there will be bumps in the road.
So many errors in so limited content. Game development & porting is NOT something new to the ecosystem, e.g. Loki was founded 1998. The problems for developing in linux coming NOT from bugs which gets "fixed/worked around, life goes on" they come from the architectural inherent unsharpness and instability
. And pretending in a vague way, somehow this applies to an similar order to a platform which invests a riddiculous amount of energy
in preventing such shit, is pretty.... well, stupid.
Stop trolling. You're getting tiresome. If anyone wants to see just how clueless you are it's enough to read your post about the BSDs.
This is a typical response by zealot proponents who limit by such short-sighted argumentation the progress of the open source ecosystem since the 90s. A opinion not fitting in their simple world with a superior and flawless linux (only hindered by bad, bad M$ and other proprietary evils) get's diffamed as FUD or being clueless. One reason why the linux ecosystem stands still architectural wise
and real innovation comes from the outside (e.g. Android, Steam), valid criticism and innovation gets bashed.
For instance also the great developer you cited, Ryan Gordon, SELF: Anatomy of an (alleged) failure
: "In the course of working with Linux, Gordon says that he discovered that "Linux sucks at a lot of important tasks." He noted that Apple has solved a number of the things that Linux does poorly (though he ceded that Mac OS X also does many things badly), and that Linux developers should be "stealing some stuff" from Apple. Gordon pointed to the Time Machine backups and universal binaries that allow users to install software on PowerPC or Intel-based machines and have them "just work.""
Gordon was so hurt by the hostile responses
to FatELF that he seriously thought about leaving linux overall. So, feel yourself lucky that he decided to stay, it was tight.
Ultimately, I don't care if I tire, bother or threat the simple structured dualisitic world view and comfortable feelings of some useless traditionalists. These are only roadblockers to a better and hopefully finally successful free and open source desktop OS. Created by people like Gordon, Poettering, Molnar, Kolivas etc.