Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:47 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome During the currently ongoing GUADEC conference in Den Haag the GNOME release team announced that GNOME 3.0 would be delayed for another six months and is now scheduled for March 2011. "We could release in September and have something working that is okayish, but it's not up to the standards we have" release team member Vincent Untz explains the reasoning. There's coverage of this issue at derStandard.at and an official GNOME press release.
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RE: This is a good thing
by orestes on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:18 UTC in reply to "This is a good thing"
orestes
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2005-07-06

Precisely. Let's not have another Gnome 2.0/KDE 4 disaster.

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RE[2]: This is a good thing
by dylansmrjones on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:26 in reply to "RE: This is a good thing"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Gnome 1.0 was also rather rough at the edges, though the error messages were occasionally quite funny.

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RE[2]: This is a good thing
by segedunum on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:40 in reply to "RE: This is a good thing"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know how you think that's going to be prevented. When you look at other desktops like KDE, but mainly Windows and OS X, Gnome 3 has a very, very long way to go before it gets up to those standards. A new shell isn't really going to cut it. That's simply going to be a painful process of release early and release often, as is normal in the open source world, until it stabilises.

Personally, I think March 2011 is pretty optimistic and if they manage to release something finished then then it probably won't be good enough.

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RE[3]: This is a good thing
by orestes on Thu 29th Jul 2010 18:29 in reply to "RE[2]: This is a good thing"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Simple. Don't slap a .0 tag on what amounts to alpha software and expect unsuspecting end users to test it. Continue to recommend distros ship 2.x as the default till it stabilizes and fully support that branch.

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RE[3]: This is a good thing
by fretinator on Fri 30th Jul 2010 15:43 in reply to "RE[2]: This is a good thing"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

When you look at other desktops like KDE, but mainly Windows and OS X, Gnome 3 has a very, very long way to go before it gets up to those standards.

I think you're full of Shell on that one!

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RE[2]: This is a good thing
by SlackerJack on Thu 29th Jul 2010 19:20 in reply to "RE: This is a good thing"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

People are already calling it a disaster and they did the same with KDE4. In my view, GNOME Shell is very stable and if it does crash, it drops back to GNOME 2 gracefully.

Novell have implemented it very nicely into openSUSE 11.3 with it's own session. I'm currently working on a GNOME Shell Sonar theme (The default GTK theme in openSUSE), which is nice because it uses CCS3 and SVG elements.

I think GNOME Shell is rather innovative but it takes some getting used to because of the different workflow.

Edited 2010-07-29 19:22 UTC

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RE[2]: This is a good thing
by Stephen! on Fri 30th Jul 2010 19:16 in reply to "RE: This is a good thing"
Stephen! Member since:
2007-11-24

Precisely. Let's not have another Gnome 2.0/KDE 4 disaster.


It's not like Apple managed to do much better with the first release of Mac OS X That definitely had it's flaws.

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