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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by kaiwai on Thu 12th Nov 2009 00:56 UTC
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I'm not surprised that the change has taken place - if one looks at the targets put forward regarding the deprecated components, it would have been overly ambitious to meet the target given the scope of what was wished to be accomplished. Take libcanvas for example where nothing yet has been done regarding Evolution. Then there are the numerous components within the GNOME stack that rely on HAL even though it has been deprecated for over 6months - I found it funny when a bugzilla submission was made regarding GIMP the only thing the GIMP developers could do was, "not my problem, sort it out yourself" (kind of reminds of their attitude to fixing up their UI).

There are many issues and even pushing it back to September 2010 is overly ambitious given if the submissions to meet the targets keep going at the current pace - the goal won't be achieved until 2012 at the earliest. It is all very nice to talk about people volunteering but even in a voluntary organisation there has to be targets set and consequences if people don't step up and meet this targets. Just as the chariety organisation who organises the soup kitchen expects volunteers to turn up when rostered, so should the programmers who are part of the GNOME desktop to step up and properly maintain their projects to meet the over all goal of 3.0.

Edited 2009-11-12 01:01 UTC

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