Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2011 19:31 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Gnome GNOME 3.2 has been released. It's basically a collection of relatively small updates, improvements, and bug fixes. As whole, it's a pretty big upgrade, but there's nothing really that stands out to me - probably because I don't use GNOME3 myself so I really have no idea where it's lacking (if at all). Any GNOME3 users care to shine a light on this one?
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RE: A pretty unholy mess...
by aodash on Thu 29th Sep 2011 21:47 UTC in reply to "A pretty unholy mess..."
aodash
Member since:
2011-05-24

I agree. I called it "an abomination", before I heard Linus' comment.

I tried to use it, I tried to use it again, and just can't. For a power user, or just a user that needs to get serious work done, it is a disaster.

I tried XFCE, reconfigured its panels to look like Gnome 2, and used it for a little while. While XFCE has potential, it is still a bit incomplete, immature, lacking. I'm hoping this will change with the influx of new users - the influx of former Gnome users.

So I ended up switching to KDE for the time being. I never thought I'd call myself a KDE user, but it is 100 times better than Gnome 3. Granted, I had to tweak the heck out of KDE, but it will do exactly what I want it to.

Edited 2011-09-29 21:54 UTC

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RE[2]: A pretty unholy mess...
by nej_simon on Thu 29th Sep 2011 22:26 in reply to "RE: A pretty unholy mess..."
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

I tried to use it, I tried to use it again, and just can't. For a power user, or just a user that needs to get serious work done, it is a disaster.


At least power users wont be afraid to try out some shell extensions. If you don't like how gnome3 work you can add a gnome2-like menu, or task bar, or why not a dock? But it seems you never bothered with that.

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RE[3]: A pretty unholy mess...
by aodash on Thu 29th Sep 2011 22:34 in reply to "RE[2]: A pretty unholy mess..."
aodash Member since:
2011-05-24

oh, I did. I tried all of the addons, tweaks, you name it.

Edited 2011-09-29 22:34 UTC

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Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

"I tried to use it, I tried to use it again, and just can't. For a power user, or just a user that needs to get serious work done, it is a disaster.


At least power users wont be afraid to try out some shell extensions. If you don't like how gnome3 work you can add a gnome2-like menu, or task bar, or why not a dock? But it seems you never bothered with that.
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You've got to be kidding. Those shell extensions are like putting band-aids over a festering wound. They're useless.

You're right about one thing. I'm not bothering with Gnome 3 anymore, since it's damn clear that the people behind don't give a damn about the people who prefer the way Gnome 2 did things.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

"I tried to use it, I tried to use it again, and just can't. For a power user, or just a user that needs to get serious work done, it is a disaster.


At least power users wont be afraid to try out some shell extensions. If you don't like how gnome3 work you can add a gnome2-like menu, or task bar, or why not a dock? But it seems you never bothered with that.
"
In that case nej_simon, what is the point of GNOME 3 Shell's design if you replace the default UI? If you replace GNOME Shell 3's default UI with a GNOME2-like menu, then by definition, GNOME Shell's UI is a failure.

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apokalexsys Member since:
2006-08-30

Same thing here, but in my case it was fluxbox and a few more applications. That was a month or two ago. I guess we can always come back when gnom3 is ready. ;)

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RE[3]: A pretty unholy mess...
by Sodki on Thu 29th Sep 2011 23:43 in reply to "RE[2]: A pretty unholy mess..."
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

I guess we can always come back when gnom3 is ready. ;)

It's true. People don't seem to remember what it was like when GNOME 2.0 came about. It was horrible, ugly, with lots of GNOME 1 features missing. But now GNOME 2 was very, very good. I say let's wait a few years and see what GNOME 3 is capable of. And when it's awesome, GNOME 4 will come and cripple our desktop once again.

Let us rejoice. ;)

Edited 2011-09-29 23:43 UTC

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