Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 16:49 UTC, submitted by irbis
Gnome GNOME 3, the much talked about next generation GNOME introduces a radical shift from the interface found in GNOME 2.x. Digitizor has a quick visual tour of GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 9.10.
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by tubatodd on Fri 13th Nov 2009 23:31 UTC
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At this stage (11/2009) Gnome-shell looks like a disaster. YES, I have tried it out in Karmic and tested out the features. The fact that the UI is depending so heavily on the graphics card just to function is troubling. Everybody points to KDE4 as how not to radically change direction. BUT, the direction Gnome3 APPEARS to be heading is very concerning. We COULD see radical changes between now and Sept 2010. I just doubt that to be the case. Since Gnome-shell's introduction I haven't seen too many changes that address what will be the vast complaints about to be hurled in the developer's direction. Here are 3 very simple (and usually available in any OS) features I would love to see.

1) Applets for the panel. Are they just going to can all of the very useful applets they already have?

2) Shortcuts on the panel. FTW! Bring it back.

3) Window list. Mac has a Dock. Windows has a start bar. Gnome3 has......alt+tab and virtual desktop view. What?!?!?


If Gnome 3 wants to look in a new direction, fine. Just don't take away staples of most standard OS'. like that Activities menu? Take a look at Moblin 2.x. At least the bar/menus make more sense and are targeted at the proper audience.

Even with this rant....I have my hopes up. I have faith. I'd like to think that Canonical and other distro communities will not allow their first Gnome3 release be a disaster/revolt.

There is much work ahead.

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RE: Gnome-Shell=Fail
by Delgarde on Sat 14th Nov 2009 11:22 in reply to "Gnome-Shell=Fail"
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There is much work ahead.

A fact totally acknowledged by the developers. For all the noise about Gnome 3 lately, the new shell is totally a work in progress, and I think the biggest reason for choosing Gnome 2.32 over 2.30 as the 3.0 release.

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