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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What GNOME 3 needs...
by Jason Bourne on Sun 29th Jul 2012 15:45 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

From a design point of view, the whole GNOME Shell concept is flawed.

If one created an extension that would provide a 3 top level menu with a bottom taskbar just like GNOME 2 was, under GNOME Shell, it would help to keep the people interested. There are some extensions that can mimick menus and so on, but they\'re not the same as GNOME 2. I am talking about a full clone of the GNOME 2 top level menus: Applications - Places - System. Of course we would also want to have all the window title buttons back and our window list at the bottom.

I mean, all of those things can be implemented as default on the back of GNOME 3 technologies. Insisting that current GNOME 3 design will succeed over time is just simply silly. We don\'t need a fallback hack mode - all we need is a well written extension. GNOME 3 though, looks as if someone really wanted to ruin the whole project.

I just can be hovering the mouse 1000 times a day onto a screen corner. [redacted]

Linux is losing more market share and I\'m considering moving back to Windows 7. Because I have more important work to do than playing the tablet on my desktop.

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