Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Dart
Linux When GNOME did its version 3 and Ubuntu came up with Unity, the popularity of Linux Mint sky-rocketed, because they stuck with GNOME 2.32. The Mint team has been working on their next version for a while now, and today, they first unveiled what they're working on. There's good news - the team is working on making GNOME 3 likeable. Their question for this release: "How do we make people like Gnome 3? And what do we provide as an alternative to those who still do not want to change?"
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Well done to the Mint devs!
by obsidian on Sun 6th Nov 2011 22:20 UTC
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This is *really good stuff* by the Mint team!

The way that the Mint team have approached this is *exactly* how the Gnome devs should have done it.
Mint is focused on "how can we make things better for users?" Gnome is focused on "how can we make things better for *devs*?"

I don't think there has ever been a more poorly-managed process than the Unity release, with Gnome's take-it-or-leave-it attitude to users. Mint deserve all the kudos in the world for what they are doing.

Final comment - if, by some chance, the Mint work ends up folded into the Ubuntu codebase, that will prove that Mint's approach was right all along.

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