Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 21:04 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome In a recent interview with the Austrian newssite, 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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They should not explain themselves to me
by silviucc on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
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I really do not feel like any project I do not contribute time or money to should explain anything to me. If some guys have some good/bad/crazy idea and commit resources to see it done then it's fine by me.

That being said, I have a sense that some of those devs live in their own little worlds. I still have no idea if that is good or bad.

It will be interesting to see what RedHat will do with Gnome 3 on workstations. Two or three iterations from now, Gnome might be a very different beast if they have to target those environments.

I think some people took the 3.x stable versions too seriously just as they did with KDE 4 when it was launched. Gnome 2.x was perfectly fine. KDE 3 was fine when version 4.0 was released. I used my Ubuntu 10.04 install (+ppa for some more recent software pieces) until Canonical actually managed to make Unity stay out of my way (and not crash and burn every time I looked at it) in 12.04. RHEL releases come with the old Gnome 2 code base too.

People that expect something rock-solid, tested, super stable every 6 months are smoking pretty good stuff. To them I say "pass the dutchie" ;)

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