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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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by segedunum on Thu 12th Nov 2009 16:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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Yes. The problem with all of that, and the much talked about move to DeviceKit, is that the distributors who are generally involved in Gnome development simply don't want to invest time and money in anything new. There just isn't the wherewithall to do it.

I mean, who can blame them? Novell and Red Hat just don't make money from work on desktops other than the bare minimum for where people use Linux workstations, and any new work that needs to be done on Gnome or anything graphically goes to the bottom of the pile. Havoc Pennington isn't around any more to co-ordinate things so I think he's a big miss. As for Ubuntu, there just isn't much in the way of Gnome code being committed, despite the hype.

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