Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
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GNOME 3.0 better be done right
by abraxas on Sat 27th Feb 2010 14:18 UTC
abraxas
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2005-07-07

I see a lot of neat ideas floating around with GNOME for version 3.0 but there is just one problem. As a GNOME user I like my current GNOME w/ Compiz setup. If GNOME plans on uprooting a lot of people from their current desktop habits the changes they make better be flawless. Even if the new interface is superior it is still not an easy transition for people who have been depending on certain behaviors for years. I have a kind of nervous anticipation for GNOME 3.0. I can't wait to check out the new features but I also dread losing things that are important to me.

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Yep, totally understandable fear. After all, I still far prefer KDE 3 to KDE 4, and I used to be one of the biggest fans of KDE 4 before it was actually released...

At the same time though at least it can be said for the Gnome devs that they are starting out by rethinking the interface... The KDE devs mainly focused on rethinking the technology while leaving the interface an afterthought... and what they got was basically the KDE 3 interface all over again, just done worse...

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