Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[11]: Sigh...
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Apr 2011 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Sigh..."
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This is not going to happen, because the nature of different tasks diverges so large that no static policy can ever be efficient. Policies for tasks have to change to fit different tasks, which is something they can never do.

Software design is not purely art. There's a science to it.

It is not even their business, it is the user's business.

It's not only their business, it's their job. :-) There's absolutely no way a random user can design a software experience better than a well trained designer with years of experience in the field. The exception of course is our venerable osnew readers. We all know osnews readers are self acclaimed experts in software and user experience design with more than 50 years of experience. And we all know they know more than this stupid designers who sit in their ivory towers designing rubbish. :-)

Of course, designers make mistakes. But even on a bad day, they've thought more about the problem space than a random user would ever conceive. Why? It's their job to do that, not the users.

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