Linked by Antonio Ospite on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:35 UTC
Gnome Antonio Ospite explores Gnome 3 in fall-back mode and tries to make it look and behave more like Gnome 2.32 again. This summer Linus Torvalds made it to the news for complaining about the gnome-shell design; Gnome fall-back mode is the solution for those like Linus who can't - or better, do not want to - use gnome-shell just yet.
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RE: Comment by danbuter
by righard on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 12:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by danbuter"
righard
Member since:
2007-12-26

As with most free software projects, the vast majority the developers are creating the software as a hobby. They will develop the stuff they like developing. They don't care about customers or market share, and with every right.
I know I am not going to give my spare time creating something a do not enjoy doing just because that is what the customer wants.

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RE[2]: Comment by danbuter
by danbuter on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 01:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by danbuter"
danbuter Member since:
2011-03-17

Linux will never be more than a toy on the desktop. Some of the responses in this thread about the devs just doing it for a hobby and they don't need to worry about what the users want just confirms it.

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RE[3]: Comment by danbuter
by righard on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 14:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by danbuter"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

It's not like that, it's more like a dynamic evolutionary process.

The better a program confirms to the users wishes the more developers that program attracts. If Gnome 3 is a direction that users do not like it will be forked and the fork will gain more users than Gnome.

Gnome will die and the fork will live.

Oh, and I am perfectly happy with this great toy called Linux, and I hope you are happy with your choice.

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