Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 14:55 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Gnome GNOME 2.19.2 has been released. "This is our second development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. New features are still arriving, so your mission is simple: go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it."
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RE: GNOME 3.0?
by markob on Thu 17th May 2007 15:28 UTC in reply to "GNOME 3.0?"
markob
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2005-07-06

I was wondering the same thing. Development of Gnome is going too slow, each release only has some minor changes, not to mention Metacity and Nautilus that are basicaly the same for last 2 or 3 years. I don't like KDE (too glossy, even after changing icons, most software for KDE has glossy icons anyway), but looking at the development going on there I really wonder what's up with Gnome? Is there ever going to be some real step forward, meaning it'll include big new/cool features and finally more options to everything (meaning: not making me the feel Gnome is made for dumb secretaries)?

Just my 5 cents.

Edited 2007-05-17 15:29

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RE[2]: GNOME 3.0?
by sanctus on Thu 17th May 2007 15:47 in reply to "RE: GNOME 3.0?"
sanctus Member since:
2005-08-31

Not sure if I'm a dumb secretary.

But as a developper and system administrator who use/tried Windows, Mac OS since OS8, Xfce, KDE and Gnome (since 1.2). I feel far more productive and confortable in OSX or gnome(main desktop). Simplicity gives me a fast and clear navigation for my need. Both give all the option necessary to make it feel like I want.

Maybe there's such dumb secretary or maybe there's different solution for different people. You know, there's choices.

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RE[2]: GNOME 3.0?
by ebassi on Thu 17th May 2007 16:13 in reply to "RE: GNOME 3.0?"
ebassi Member since:
2006-02-28

not to mention Metacity and Nautilus that are basicaly the same for last 2 or 3 years


metacity has reached the feature-complete status for the intended design (and audience): a minimalistic, themable window manager that doesn't do anything more than what its name implies. having said that, the theming engine has been revamped and it has support for native compositing (even though it's a bit broken). you want bling? please, go and play with compiz.

nautilus has had changes in the last two years - the search folders, for instance; what's changing now it's the underlying VFS library (gnome-vfs) which is now being completely rewritten (gvfs) and moved even lower in the stack so that gtk+ can use it natively.

so: the applications have reached maturity (bugs notwithstanding) and the platform is now getting attention for the next changes. being the platform, and as the developers community doesn't want another 1.x/2.x-like transition, it requires more time to do it. it's happening nonetheless, and it's the important thing.

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