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 and an official GNOME press release.
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by Aragorn992 on Fri 30th Jul 2010 09:09 UTC
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We could release in September and have something working that is okayish

Like KDE4? ;)

Instead of delaying a couple of months, and getting the product out as soon as possible, as would be done with any commercial software, they decided to stick to their regular schedule, skip a release, and spend the extra time on testing and polishing up the featureset.

This is ridiculous hypocrasy. There have been plenty of GNOME (as well as other open source software projects) releases that have been underdone. There have also been plenty of commercial software programs released that are definitely NOT underdone.

Disclaimer for trolls and people that can't help but get emotional over logical criticism: I am no GNOME or KDE advocate (I like both). I also support open source software. I DO NOT like the constant theme of releasing underdone software which seems to be particulrly common in the open source world (not that it doesn't happen in commercial software, just that it seems to happen less frequently).

So, hopefully GNOME fulfills its promise and a "finished" version is released!

Edited 2010-07-30 09:09 UTC

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