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copycats
by SK8T on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:29 UTC
SK8T
Member since:
2006-06-01

this is going to gnome 3.2 features...

is it really necessary to copy everything right after apple released it? This "online account panel".

It was introduced in 10.7 Lion, now it's in Gnome 3.2 and it's nearby a 1:1 copy... I mean - come on... this is microsofts job!

I dont find this very creative of the gnome team...

(compare the "Gnome online account panel" with Lion's "Accounts" Panel in System preferences and u will see)

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RE: copycats
by Finalzone on Wed 24th Aug 2011 00:31 in reply to "copycats"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

this is going to gnome 3.2 features...

is it really necessary to copy everything right after apple released it? This "online account panel".

It was introduced in 10.7 Lion, now it's in Gnome 3.2 and it's nearby a 1:1 copy... I mean - come on... this is microsofts job!

I dont find this very creative of the gnome team...

(compare the "Gnome online account panel" with Lion's "Accounts" Panel in System preferences and u will see)

Apple does a lot of copycats too: OSX Lion took some Gnome 3.0 features to polish them. AFAIK, KDE already had that online account concept before OSX. All applications have copied each other allowing diversity and competition. Time to move on.

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RE: copycats
by Delgarde on Wed 24th Aug 2011 01:42 in reply to "copycats"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

is it really necessary to copy everything right after apple released it? This "online account panel".

It was introduced in 10.7 Lion, now it's in Gnome 3.2 and it's nearby a 1:1 copy...


It could easily be the other way around - Lion hasn't been out that long, and the Gnome devs have been talking about the Online Accounts Panel for a long time now (in the context of how to better handle Contacts).

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RE[2]: copycats
by chekr on Wed 24th Aug 2011 11:52 in reply to "RE: copycats"
chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

Maemo has accounts as a "panel"...predates the OS X implementation by years

Edited 2011-08-24 11:53 UTC

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