Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 17th Aug 2007 06:10 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Gnome Both GNOME and GARNOME 2.19.20 have been released. "This is our seventh 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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Desktop Environment for non-techies?
by weirdnut on Fri 17th Aug 2007 16:11 UTC
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When I look at these release notes, I doubt that.

This looks like something for techy people. Where are the screenshots? Shouldn't that be one of the first requirements for doing a release of complete desktop environment?

I like GNOME, but it doesn't seem to be for ordinary people, even though they're trying to be exactly that since version 2.0.

Sorry for the ranting, just thought it's a bit ironic.

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irbis Member since:

Quite often reading the text first helps understanding it better. This is only a small development release, not yet a new official Gnome release, so naturally the announcement text here may sound quite techy...

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baadger Member since:

You sure use "pardon me" and "excuse me" in a lot of your comments...

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jdub Member since:

Those are in-development, pre-release notes for what will become a beautifully written and illustrated overview of the new release... when it's actually release time! :-)

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ThawkTH Member since:

If Gnome is not a DE for ordinary people, tell me what is.

Expecting a BETA release to be targetted towards ordinary people is INSANE.

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jessta Member since:

non-techies don't update their desktop environment. They don't even know what a desktop environment is.
They wait for a new release of their distribution and just install whatever they are given.

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