Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Maybe I'm weird but I like Gnome3
by ichi on Fri 27th Jul 2012 21:26 UTC
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Or at least I don't dislike it as much as I thought I would. Actually I'm doing something that I never thought I would do: using Gnome Shell at work

I guess I just got used to it, although there are still some things I hate.

As someone else said on a previous post the problem is not Gnome Shell, is it's awesome potential coupled with it's null OOTB customizability and the scarce documentation.

I'm sure you could do really cool things with javascript and css were it not because the devs decided that their vision of how the desktop should be was so perfect that releasing an immutable implementation that looked and worked exactly the same on everyone's desktop was a good idea.

Gnome3 has technically become a lot like something I hate with passion: the Windows desktop. A place where every functional tweak is a hack.

At least, unlike Windows, even though Overview gets in your way you still have a somewhat decent window management (eg. alt+drag to move and resize, scroll on non focused windows... the usual stuff).

I know I'll eventually move to something different (maybe E17 again) but it's a shame because Gnome3 has the potential to be a pretty good desktop, and not the halfassed kinda pretty somewhat usable and sometimes annoying thing that it's now.

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