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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rayiner
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2005-07-06

That comment is a bit nonsensical, because the GNOME HIG is designed by UI people, not geeks. KDE is a UI designed by an unholy alliance of artists and geeks. Luna is a UI designed by the marketing department. GNOME is a UI heavily influenced by HCI people. The GNOME Usability Project had lots of real HCI people on board (including four members of Sun's usability team) and published the GNOME HIG. The HIG, in turn, is pretty well-enforced by the release team. To get into GNOME proper, apps generally have to do a good job of following the HIG.

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pierino Member since:
2005-07-31

i like gnome im sure that with 2.12 version, many operations done with terminal are simply unnecessary.
for example the nautilus pathbar is amazing so like other things.
:)

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> The GNOME Usability Project had lots of real HCI people
> on board (including four members of Sun's usability
> team) and published the GNOME HIG. The HIG, in turn, is
> pretty well-enforced by the release team. To get into
> GNOME proper, apps generally have to do a good job of
> following the HIG.

You mean the same SUN who produced CDE ? ;)

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

You mean the same SUN who produced CDE ? ;)

Sun was not exactly alone, IBM, HP, Novell was involved too, and believe it or not CDE was a major improvement over Open Look that was used prior to CDE on Sun desktops.

As for Gnome, at least the embryo of Nautilus was developed by a former Apple employee, Andy Herzfeld

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