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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by kaiwai on Sat 28th Jul 2012 12:59 UTC
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The sad part about this whole fiasco is rather than look at the two desktops of reasonable quality in the UNIX world: CDE and IRIX Interactive Desktop what they decided to do was copy either Windows and/or Mac OS X. IMHO it would be a lot more fruitful had they embraced IRIX Interactive Desktop and then built upon it - it had the basic foundations that were a little dated but those could have easily been addressed as new functionality was added whilst keeping in the same spirit as the original design.

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