Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 13:20 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Gnome As most of you will know, the GNOME team is hard at work on GNOME 3.0, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of GNOME 3.0 was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.
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Stop ranting about KDE 4.0
by KugelKurt on Wed 11th Nov 2009 17:10 UTC
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1.) KDE 4.0 is two years old. 4.4 is about to be released very soon.

2.) This story is about GNOME, not KDE.

3.) GNOME 3.0 and KDE 4.0 have almost nothing in common. GNOME 3.0 won't even use a new toolkit. Even GTK 3.0 (likely to be introduced after GNOME 3.0, btw) isn't really a new generation toolkit. Instead it just deprecates old stuff, hence breaking binary (and source) compatibility and hence needs a new major version number.

Now actually regarding GNOME 3.0:
I find it sad that good technologies like Global Menu have been rejected from inclusion.
Personally I'm not convinced about GNOME-Shell, but I'll check it out anyway.
I'm also curious about the future relationship between Compiz and GNOME. Despite a big overlap between both user groups, both projects never really worked together. As far as I understand, GNOME-Shell won't even run without Mutter -- the new GNOME window manager.

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