Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:32 UTC
Gnome Not even GNOME itself could ignore the GNOME 3 criticism for much longer. "As part of the planning for the DropOrFixFallbackMode feature, we've decided that we will compile a list of supported gnome-shell extensions. This will be a small list, focused on just bringing back some central 'classic' UX elements: classic alt tab, task bar, min/max buttons, main menu. To ensure that these extensions keep working, we will release them as a tarball, just like any other module."
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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by bornagainenguin on Fri 30th Nov 2012 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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r_a_trip challenged back...

Everyone here likes to think users are defecting.

Well, as a single data point, I defected. Anyone want to add more points?

I guess that depends on what we're talking about Arch or Gnome 2.x? Never was much of an Arch user, at the time it hit its height in popularity I was still stuck with a crappy DSL connection and it simply didn't make sense for me at the time. On the other hand if we're talking about Gnome 2.x...

Yeah count me in as another data point. I'm currently on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and while I have been searching through the alternatives I intend to stick with this version as long as I can before I am forced out of both Ubuntu and Gnome. I'm keeping an eye on MATE as a replacement as well as looking to several other desktops like XFCE and LXDE as potential replacements. Mostly what I'm doing is waiting, to give MATE the time it needs to mature enough that a seamless switch with everything I have currently working will work well.

The thing that really gets me though is having to relearn all the application names, now that they've been fractured so badly in an attempt to kill Gnome now I have to remember pluma = gedit, caja = nautilus, etc. When testing MATE I often find myself staring dumbly at the terminal wondering why a commend didn't work until I realize yet another app has had a name change to make it compatible, then I have to hunt down what that new name might be...

One of the earlier commentators had it right, if the GNOME developers wanted to redesign everything they should have forked the project and handed over 2.x to those who valued it. The fact that they didn't only makes it clear how much they anticipated the dislike for the direction they intended to take the project and their acknowledgment that they'd have to force it on their users by removing other options... Not cool guys.


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