Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Gnome 3 is a disaster ...
by WakaJawaka on Fri 27th Jul 2012 16:22 UTC
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2012-06-30

... and I think that those responsible should be named and shamed for it.

I don't know anyone who uses Gnome 3. But I do know quite a few people who continue to use Gnome 2 and a few others who have moved to different desktops after the first distributions with Gnome 3 came out. Most people I am talking to are seriously pissed off about Gnome 3 because the changes in the new desktop are not the result of careful research into what's wanted, what's needed, what's desirable in a GNU/Linux desktop but the dictates of a small bunch of self-appointed "designers" who don't give a flying duck about the users who have to put up with their creations. Unfortunately, in a project of this size, such talentless and arrogant "designers" have armies of enthusiastic young coders at their disposal. On top of all of that comes of course that people are given no choice in the matter. People usually don't like to be shoved around like that. Most people resent being told to take it or leave it. Only people devoid of critical faculties, conformists and bootlickers welcome any change that's forced upon them, no matter what.

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