Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:47 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome During the currently ongoing GUADEC conference in Den Haag the GNOME release team announced that GNOME 3.0 would be delayed for another six months and is now scheduled for March 2011. "We could release in September and have something working that is okayish, but it's not up to the standards we have" release team member Vincent Untz explains the reasoning. There's coverage of this issue at derStandard.at and an official GNOME press release.
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RE[2]: This is a good thing
by segedunum on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE: This is a good thing"
segedunum
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I don't know how you think that's going to be prevented. When you look at other desktops like KDE, but mainly Windows and OS X, Gnome 3 has a very, very long way to go before it gets up to those standards. A new shell isn't really going to cut it. That's simply going to be a painful process of release early and release often, as is normal in the open source world, until it stabilises.

Personally, I think March 2011 is pretty optimistic and if they manage to release something finished then then it probably won't be good enough.

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