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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Not so fluffy at all
by mat69 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 21:36 UTC
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The situation is apparantly not as fluffy as the interviewee makes it out to be.

Especially in the nautilus case the actual author of the extra pane gets constantly ignored.
His questions to specify which code is a mess remain unanswered.
His enquiries how to realise certain user scenarios with two nautilus windows next to each other get no attention ...

All this is documented here [1].
Also the links there are quite interesting.

In my opinion this is a disaster. How do you want to attract new developers and keep the old ones if you treat them and their work that way.

Instead of improving something that might not be ideal it gets removed. If this is really the way to go, then well, then gnome would need removal too ...


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