Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
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That's a lot of thought
by WereCatf on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:54 UTC
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They sure have thrown around a whole bunch of creativity with their plans for Gnome 3. Like for example the fixed location of things, as they themselves noticed, helps develop muscle memory and as such the more you use GNOME3 the smoother the ride becomes.

But I personally liked the most their plan of allowing you to just drag a whole workspace into 'Pooper' so you can work on it some other day, with all the window contents and data still intact. It's gonna be such a killer feature. Unfortunately they're not apparently going to get it working for GNOME 3.0, but I hope it's not going to be delayed for long.

It's not mentioned in the blog post or the PDF but they're also working on getting off-screen rendering working in GTK+ so you can finally have fluid and rich animations wherever you need them. Well, ABOUT EFFING TIME!

Ps. read the PDF. It's atleast somewhat more coherent than his blog post.

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