Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Apr 2011 18:30 UTC, submitted by Megatux
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 3.0, and concludes: "The solid technical work that has been done under the hood really complements the new user experience features in GNOME 3.0. Despite some of the gaps in the feature set, I think that the environment and the new shell is a good starting point for building something even better. The GNOME contributors will be able to iterate on the design and move it forward in future updates."
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Keywords
by _xmv on Thu 7th Apr 2011 23:32 UTC
_xmv
Member since:
2008-12-09

or rather key sentences and expressions:
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solid technical work that has been done under the hood

gaps in the feature set

good starting point

iterate on the design

future updates.

Says enough. Dunno about you, but I personally hate this kind of speech. Basically saying GNOME3 is clearly not finished, yet praising it at the same time. All and the opposite in the same paragraph.

This happens a bit everywhere these days and the writers pulling this off seems proud of it. I find it annoying at best.

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RE: Keywords
by Mystilleef on Fri 8th Apr 2011 02:27 in reply to "Keywords"
Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

What software is ever finished?

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RE[2]: Keywords
by Elv13 on Fri 8th Apr 2011 03:28 in reply to "RE: Keywords"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

DWM

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RE: Keywords
by jjmckay on Fri 8th Apr 2011 02:37 in reply to "Keywords"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

Basically saying GNOME3 is clearly not finished, yet praising it at the same time. All and the opposite in the same paragraph.

This happens a bit everywhere these days and the writers pulling this off seems proud of it. I find it annoying at best.


Aren't they paraphrasing a basic aspect of these types of open-source projects?

Aren't they almost always a work-in-progress? So somehow next year's work-in-progress is going to be better or worse than this year's or maybe it's all just a work-in-progress, always with new features on the horizon and bugs to be squashed. It's ambiguous, and reviewers are picking up on that.

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