Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.
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Fixes to Spatial Mode....FINALLY!!!
by QuadSix50 on Sun 31st Jul 2005 14:34 UTC
QuadSix50
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2005-07-07

I have to say that the Gnome team has finally fixed an important missing part to the spatial view: the hierarchical list a la Mac OS. This is what made the spatial view on the Mac tolerable for me. There were times where having the multiple windows worked, and times where I needed to launch an app or modify a file without opening a gazillion windows in the process.

Up until this version of Gnome, it was annoying to use spatial view and even though I hated using the navigational mode (reminded me too much of Windows), it was the lesser of two evils. Not so with 2.12. Good job guys....I may just switch back from KDE.... ;-)

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lithium Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, the new list mode is neat but what's really cool is the new pathabr in browser mode... turn off the menu bar, goto listview and open the new places sidebar. File managing at it's best!

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Unfortunately new treeview/list mode is *extremely* slow.
Luckily, browser mode is now more usable, with Places in the left tab and the pathbar.

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