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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I agree with the change
by fretinator on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 17:07 UTC
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I know there are MANY who are going to say "leave well enough alone", especially after the tussle with KDE 4, but incremental changes is not a permanent strategy. It is a good maintenance strategy, but every so often "new blood" has to come in. From what I can tell, they are doing a good job of interjecting new functionality (and removing cruft!) without causing the disruption that KDE 4.0 had.

It is always a balancing act between old and new. You can never make everyone happy. That is why leadership is crucial. In the past Gnome has been criticized for lacking the leadership to make the big decisions needed for these kinds of changes. This is a good test of the Gnome leadership processes - can they create enough "buzz" to bring in the new, without creating ill will that chases out the old.

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