Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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Comment by YEPHENAS
by YEPHENAS on Mon 28th Nov 2011 00:55 UTC
YEPHENAS
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2008-07-14

Everyone with a little bit of technical knowledge can immediately see that this MATE joke based on deprecated code and a junkyard of deprecated technologies and a lack of manpower can't be realistically maintained for long. All developers who have deeper Gnome platform knowledge have moved forward with the Gnome 3 platform.

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by Luminair on Mon 28th Nov 2011 01:03 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

you lost me at "all developers"

what about the people abandoning gnome 3? the people scrambling for alternatives? how many of the top distrowatch hits use gnome 3 by default?

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by YEPHENAS on Mon 28th Nov 2011 01:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

you lost me at "all developers"


... "who have deeper Gnome platform knowledge"

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by Delgarde on Mon 28th Nov 2011 01:49 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Everyone with a little bit of technical knowledge can immediately see that this MATE joke based on deprecated code and a junkyard of deprecated technologies and a lack of manpower can't be realistically maintained for long. All developers who have deeper Gnome platform knowledge have moved forward with the Gnome 3 platform.


Agreed - maintaining a project on the scale of Gnome or KDE is a huge effort, and that's even more true of maintaining such a project without the experience of the original developers to tell you why things were done in certain ways.

I'll be surprised if the MATE team can attract the numbers to keep the project going long-term...

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