Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Remember how Mark Shuttleworth justified moving the window titlebar widgets to the left by claiming the space freed up on the right side could now be used for something else? On his blog, Shuttleworth unveiled what, exactly, Ubuntu's plans are: window indicators, or 'windicators'. In a nutshell, it comes down to having a tray area in every window.
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RE: Stupid
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 3rd May 2010 23:41 UTC in reply to "Stupid"
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2005-07-06

Those millions could be spend on cool upstream development ;)

Especially Nouveau (FOSS NVidia drivers).
Get this: If Red Hat alone can't make Nouveau's 3D drivers work stable enough with Mutter in time for fall, millions of NVidia owners will be greeted with the classic Gnome 2.x desktop instead of the new Gnome 3.0 Shell.
How embarrassing would that be for Canonical if they had to tell all their users that sadly instead of spending money for an additional Nouveau developer, they spend it on a Mac-using new design team (Google the interview for proof) and stupid "windicators".

Btw: Why can't the windicators be on the left side? Did the window buttons really have to be moved to the left to make room for windicators on the right side?

Edited 2010-05-03 23:43 UTC

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RE[2]: Stupid
by orestes on Mon 3rd May 2010 23:58 in reply to "RE: Stupid"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

drivers work stable enough with Mutter in time for fall, millions of NVidia owners will be greeted with the classic Gnome 2.x desktop instead of the new Gnome 3.0 Shell.


Did we learn nothing at all from the blunders with KDE4's birthing process? The *last* thing I want to see distros do is rush out with Gnome 3.0 as the default just because it's shiny and new.

As for the subject at hand, my mind immediately goes to netbooks as the likely inspiration for this.

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RE[3]: Stupid
by renox on Tue 4th May 2010 11:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Stupid"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Did we learn nothing at all from the blunders with KDE4's birthing process? The *last* thing I want to see distros do is rush out with Gnome 3.0 as the default just because it's shiny and new.


We'll see, but I'm quite sure that most distribution *will* rush out with Gnome 3.0 just like they did with KDE4.0 even many 'users friendly' distribution.

Most Linux distribution cannot resist the temptation of the 'shiny new thing'..

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RE[2]: Stupid
by Nalle on Wed 5th May 2010 06:12 in reply to "RE: Stupid"
Nalle Member since:
2005-07-06

Or maybe a Intel GMA500 Poulsbo driver that works?
Ref: https://edge.launchpad.net/gma500

./nalle.

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