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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It's a Pipe Dream
by segedunum on Thu 12th Nov 2009 01:16 UTC
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I have no desire to get involved in these flame wars at all. They've gone on for years with nothing changing. The open source desktop doesn't interest me simply because there is no distributor putting anything together that is terribly compelling, despite there being some decent open source software around.

Suffice it to say that if Gnome 3 isn't based on anything tangible underneath, such as a new GTK 3, that developers can get hold of and actually create new and exciting stuff with, then Gnome 3 is a pipe dream.

From what I have seen thus far it's devoid of any real vision or purpose other than to create a new-ish desktop shell and a version bump to create the impression that they're innovating in some way to keep up. They're still trying to pretend that they can flog the Gnome 2 architecture out to make the changes necessary to keep up with other desktops that surpassed them years ago. It's keeping up appearances.

Edited 2009-11-12 01:23 UTC

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RE: It's a Pipe Dream
by vaughancoveny on Thu 12th Nov 2009 12:02 in reply to "It's a Pipe Dream"
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It's keeping up appearances.

I wonder what Hyacinth Bucket would do/like? What comments or trolling she would do?

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