Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Gnome Only a few days ago, we ran an article on the future of KDE and GNOME, and which of the two had the brighter future based on their developmental processes. Barely has that discussion ended, or the GNOME engineering team comes with a pretty daunting plan to introduce a fairly massive reworking of the GNOME interface for GNOME 3.0 (2.30). Read on for the details.
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Video of Gnome Shell and other thoughts
by VistaUser on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 17:07 UTC
VistaUser
Member since:
2008-03-08

I don't think gnome shell can be appreciated by "mere words" - when reading the explanation, I hated hated the idea, (yes, that is a double hate) but when seeing a video of it, it seemed to start making sense.

The one I saw was from fudcon (and was an opverall desktio session, but a lot of it is about gnome shell):

http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/videos/2009/FUDConF11/fudcon-f...

(go about 25% in to see the gnome shell stuff, but I found the whole video interesting)

As for gnome panel and taskbar - it may just be me, but I would struggle without one. I generally find the top panel to be less useful than the bottom one, so it puzzles me why they are planning to keep the functionality of the top one, but not the bottom (or rather they are undecided, but they seem to have realised its importance since the original planning stages.)

Edited 2009-04-02 17:08 UTC

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

The man's presentation skills are non-existent.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The man's presentation skills are non-existent.

I know. Was the two minutes of set up and of watching people mill around in the room really necessary? And I do agree that the presentation, once it actually started, was pretty lack-luster. And the video does pretty well establish Linux as the OS *not* to use if you want your presentation to go smoothly.

In general, all the (lack of) video editing, as well as the presentation multimedia and the presentations themselves from FUDCon tend to be on the embarrassing side. And I'm a Gnome fan!

Edited 2009-04-02 21:46 UTC

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sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

So to launch an application you press Activities, the whole screen turns into some sort of dashboard, you click the application and then it morphes back into a normal desktop? If that's true and it's how it's going to be, I can tell you beforehand it is doomed to fail. Too much screen movement will make your eyes hurt. It is really innecessary. It will be another idea dumped into the recycler.

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denisfalqueto Member since:
2009-02-03

Yes, I was thinking about that too. In fact, it is not very different from an advanced global menu, such as kickoff or lancelot.

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