Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 13:20 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Gnome As most of you will know, the GNOME team is hard at work on GNOME 3.0, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of GNOME 3.0 was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.
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RE: Comment by lithium
by sbergman27 on Wed 11th Nov 2009 14:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by lithium"
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2005-07-24

Why don't we just release 3.0.0 now? It doesn't matter if it's incomplete, buggy, and unfinished at this stage of development, because we can just say that 3.0.0 is not Gnome 3. The distros will hold it back until it's really ready. But it will give them a chance to start getting it integrated. And within a year and a half to two years, I'm sure everything will be just fine.

Edited 2009-11-11 14:19 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by lithium
by haakin on Wed 11th Nov 2009 14:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by lithium"
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2008-12-18

Why don't we just release 3.0.0 now? It doesn't matter if it's incomplete, buggy, and unfinished at this stage of development


Yes, good idea. It worked so well for KDE4...

:-P

Javier

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RE[3]: Comment by lithium
by CapEnt on Wed 11th Nov 2009 14:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lithium"
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2005-12-18

Believe or not, this strategy worked quite well! (for KDE at least)

The rushed release of KDE4.0 attracted quite a number of developers to it by providing a clear look of their new development path, and avoided it to become a vaporware after numerous delays, refreshing the interest on it.

Opensource development is all about momentum, if it looses, the development stops and the software never gets released due the lack of stimulus. KDE4.0 provided a base development environment for the developers outside the core of KDE project to port and test their applications, and provided them with something new, albeit bugged, to play.

Edited 2009-11-11 14:54 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by lithium
by Delgarde on Wed 11th Nov 2009 20:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by lithium"
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2008-08-19

Why don't we just release 3.0.0 now? It doesn't matter if it's incomplete, buggy, and unfinished at this stage of development, because we can just say that 3.0.0 is not Gnome 3. The distros will hold it back until it's really ready. But it will give them a chance to start getting it integrated. And within a year and a half to two years, I'm sure everything will be just fine.


One - if you don't care if it's incomplete, buggy, and unfinished, you're welcome to run the development releases, or out of git/svn.

Two, this isn't KDE4, a complete rewrite. It's simply an evolution of the 2 series, which is already perfectly well integrated by distros. All they need is for the upstream Gnome developers to get things feature-complete and stable, then the distros are ready to start pushing betas and release candidates out to would-be users.

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