Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:38 UTC, submitted by EvilWells
Debian and its clones Developer Frans Pop, author of debtree, posted an article showing the evolution in size of the GNOME desktop environment in recent Debian releases. The picture he paints isn't particularly pretty: the default GNOME install has increased drastically in size over the years.
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Nice timing.....
by makkus on Tue 8th Sep 2009 10:57 UTC
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Nice timing, he probably knows that a lot of those things are being faced out in the coming 2.28 and 3.0 series of Gnome, yes corba and bonobo are still in evolution, it was build around it and it needs to go and it is a huge task. But still dbus will replace it and it will stay. Idem with gvfs which will be faced out, but things will depend on gio.

And that is fine. I want a desktop which recognize my external storage on plugin, which will update a folder view when something is created and which has a uniform printing system.

Gnome is in transition, but this doesn't mean when the old things are finally gone it will become smaller, for every thing it will remove, new things will come and most of them I will use with much joy, like Clutter, Seed and so on. I think at the end it will be a great toolbox to make great applications.

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