Linked by pepa on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:18 UTC
Gnome "I'm writing to inform you that the release team discussed Drop or Fix Fallback Mode yesterday. We've come to the conclusion that we can't maintain fallback mode in reasonable quality, and are better off dropping it." Gnome-fallback has been my refuge, as I find both Unity and Gnome 3's shell unusable. Yes, we have been warned this would happen. I thought the cost of maintaining gnome-panel would be so low that it might never need to happen. But as it appears, it is deemed necessary. As for me, I'm bound for something Qt, as I am very angry at Gnome for abandoning its 'classic' users.
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RE: XFCE
by WereCatf on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:56 UTC in reply to "XFCE"
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I'm split between that and KDE/Qt, but I don't like the object disoriented obfuscation. Actually Qt isn't that bad, I use it as one of two good class libraries (the other is Apple's IOKit where things like CD, DVD, etc. and USB, Firewire extend SCSI).


Qt itself isn't bad, it's great for developing cross-platform stuff, for example, but I personally can't stand KDE. KDE is just... it's all over the god damn place, there's gazillion redundant features and options there, and there's literally no consistency there: just take a look at how many different places are theming-settings spread over, how many tabs and options are constantly visible in those, and how in some places the system offers you the option for KDE to automatically download and install themes you choose, in an other place the system only allows you to install from local filesystem, and in some places you have to drop to the command-line to install the themes!

I would love a DE with similar approach and values as the GNOME 2 had, but with Qt as the toolkit. Then again, I only use Linux on servers or in a VM, so maybe my opinion just doesn't count.

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