Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Dec 2009 15:16 UTC, submitted by chully
Gnome Over the weekend, there has been a bit of a ruffling of the feathers over in the GNOME camp. It started with complaints received about the content on Planet GNOME, and ended with people proposing and organising a vote to split GNOME from the GNU Project.
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Switch to Xfce...
by Caraibes on Mon 14th Dec 2009 16:29 UTC
Caraibes
Member since:
2007-08-06

I finally made the switch to Xfce since about a month...

I believe there's too much politics going on in the Gnome project. I don't like Mono... I am a bit "iffy" when it comes to Gnome 3... I dislike KDE...

So there seems to be only one way for me: Xfce...

I have been a Gnome user since 2005.

I am on Xfce now (Xub 9.10), but still use some Gnome tools...

I heard Xfce 4.8 will have a better integration of "connect to server" in Thunar. Right now, using Gigolo is ok, but not as good as Nautilus...

But I will conclude like this: Xfce is the way !

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RE: Switch to Xfce...
by tylerdurden on Mon 14th Dec 2009 16:39 in reply to "Switch to Xfce..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

How exactly do the politics of a project affect you if you are not a developer for said project? Sounds to me that if you are willing to change desktop environments because you are intransigent regarding the politics of the one you switched from... that looks a tad like projection to me, no?

Most of my issues with gnome come from a technical and usability standpoints. Politics is such an ethereal concept, that I have no idea how it permeates to the common user.

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RE: Switch to Xfce...
by Delgarde on Mon 14th Dec 2009 22:23 in reply to "Switch to Xfce..."
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I believe there's too much politics going on in the Gnome project. I don't like Mono... I am a bit "iffy" when it comes to Gnome 3... I dislike KDE...


What, out of curiosity, do you thing Mono has to do with Gnome? Right now, there is one - just one - Mono-based application (Tomboy) officially included with Gnome. It's just an application, not part of infrastructure that everything else depends on. And it's easily replaced by GNote, a C++ equivalent for those unwilling or unable to use Mono.

Nor is there any serious talk by current GNOME leaders of integrating it further. For all the energy people expend screaming about the perils of Mono's creeping influence, it's really a non-issue. There are very few significant applications built in it, and even fewer that can't be replaced by less controversial equivalents. There's no desktop infrastructure that depends on it, nor any intention to build any. So why the fuss?

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RE[2]: Switch to Xfce...
by Ed W. Cogburn on Mon 14th Dec 2009 23:22 in reply to "RE: Switch to Xfce..."
Ed W. Cogburn Member since:
2009-07-24

So why the fuss?


I suspect its because Miguel is just as much of a lightning-rod for controversy as RMS is. ;)

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