Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 21:04 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome In a recent interview with the Austrian newssite derStandard.at, GNOME designer Jon McCann talks about GNOME OS, the consequences of Canonical leaving GNOME behind, the purported removal of features and the future role of Linux distributions. "I think there was a time when GNOME had kind of a crisis, we didn't know where we wanted to go, we were lacking goals and vision - that was the end of the GNOME2 cycle. So we pulled together and formed a vision where we want to go - and actually did something about it. And now we have been marching on that plan for quite some time."
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Plan?
by linux-lover on Mon 20th Aug 2012 21:35 UTC
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The Gnome team keeps talking about a plan. I'd like to know what it is because it must be really really good if they think Gnome OS will attain 20% market share by 2020 when they first release of Gnome OS is expected in 2014 at the earliest. At least that's the goal they have. They also set a 10% market share goal for 2010. Went great.

At GAUDEC they talked how they are gonna build their own buildbot/QA. Do what KDE did with cmake, reuse existing technology that accomplishes what you want and avoid reinventing the wheel? Nope. NIH.

Gnome was made to fight KDE, as it used Qt which at the time was not FOSS. Their goal was a fully FOSS desktop. After Qt went GPL, then later LGPL, Gnome's goal was gone.

At Gaudec they talked about some bad things about the Gnome project:
"The "bad things" for GNOME they pointed out was their focus on the traditional desktop..."
From: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTE0ODg

1) They have a focus on desktops?
2) It's a bad thing?

Gnome developers have gone mad.

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