Linked by Adam S on Tue 4th Nov 2008 19:20 UTC
Gnome Seems that both Motorola and Google have interest in seeing the Linux mobile footprint evolve. With a combined contribution of $20,000, they are focusing on major changes for GNOME 3. "It will be more than a tweak," Stormy Peters stated. "It will be the whole user experience, from the look and feel, to how files are managed to how it syncs with your mobile phone -- really the whole package. It will be very much a change for users and how they use their computers."
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by segedunum on Sat 8th Nov 2008 00:46 UTC
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It's the latest in a long line of activity and initiatives that we have seen since the turn of the century.......and nothing has happened. Gnome has had plenty of sponsors and benefactors being appointed to various boards of directors and very little of any substance has been coded as a result of it.

Why they then decide to talk about KDE 4 in that article is beyond me because I don't think it is relevant to the subject, and the rest after that seems to be some reassurance that Gnome 3 is happening when GTK 3 isn't even on the drawing board, let alone coded and ready for Gnome 3 to be developed with.

"At the next advisory board meeting we will have a couple of the key developers and release team staff talk about GNOME 3.0 to get their feedback on the direction," Peters commented. "So while they won't get to directly say here's what GNOME 3.0 should be, they will get to voice their views. The advisory board definitely has influence over the project."

Do they? I thought that the people who wrote the code decided what happened?

"It will be the whole user experience, from the look and feel, to how files are managed to how it syncs with your mobile phone -- really the whole package. It will be very much a change for users and how they use their computers."

I don't think you have the first clue what it will be, and that's why I have a problem with projects who have a lot of these 'advisory' boards and committees that decide nothing in reality.

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