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 and an official GNOME press release.
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RE[4]: This is a good thing
by segedunum on Fri 30th Jul 2010 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is a good thing"
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Simple. Don't slap a .0 tag on what amounts to alpha software and expect unsuspecting end users to test it.

That is open source I'm afraid. Developers get to decide when they want to release something otherwise you have something like Debian - it drifts on for years. If it isn't good enough then distributions shouldn't ship it, or ship it as a development option at install.

Continue to recommend distros ship 2.x as the default till it stabilizes and fully support that branch.

That's exactly what KDE did do - and it was totally, utterly and completely ignored. That's a problem for the distributions, and one that they have generally failed utterly and miserably at. They ship anything that is >= *.0 and then whine when the bug reports come in.

Edited 2010-07-30 17:23 UTC

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