wth are there so many frontends?
I started monitoring this forum a couple weeks ago and It's mind blowing how many frontends are being developed. The question must be asked why?
For me, I started developing a frontend because none currently exists in completeness under Linux.
So why are there so many in windows? Not that fragmentation and diversity are a bad thing necessarily, but I'm just wondering: Are the current offerings incomplete? Are they hard to get into and expand? Are they closed source? Are they too big/bulky/slow?
Or maybe it's just the nature of the community to "Roll-Your-Own"?
In anyway, I think that competition is a good thing. It just seems to me that everyone runs one of the top three or four, and then everything else falls into the long tail.
If anyone has any additional insights, please comment.