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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If I could choose.
by Gone fishing on Sat 28th Jul 2012 09:35 UTC in reply to "RE: gnome3 and unity."
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

Linux really needs to cover all current bases are three production DEs: e.g. Unity as the everyman DE, KDE for the cool kids who love their endless bells and whistles, and Mint for the crusty old conservatives who like their desktops 1980s-style, thankyewverymuch.


Probably - but I can't help feeling Cinnamon is wrong, all it is is Gnome Shell with a few extensions. Mint certainly have a handle on what a lot of users want, but if I could choose I'd have the Gnome Shell folk work with the Cinnamon folk to produce a default Gnome Shell that the more conservative users want and evolve it from there.

Perhaps Thom is right

Sadly, I'm afraid heels will be dug into the sand regarding GNOME 3, and we'll see a doubling-down on an environment people simply don't want, instead of trying to find out what users do want.

Shame

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RE: If I could choose.
by _txf_ on Sat 28th Jul 2012 13:54 in reply to "If I could choose."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Probably - but I can't help feeling Cinnamon is wrong, all it is is Gnome Shell with a few extensions. Mint certainly have a handle on what a lot of users want, but if I could choose I'd have the Gnome Shell folk work with the Cinnamon folk to produce a default Gnome Shell that the more conservative users want and evolve it from there.


Cinnamon wouldn't exist if it weren't for the actions of Gnome Shell people. I'd guess the Cinnamon people would much prefer to develop upstream, but I doubt the Gnome would welcome them..

Edited 2012-07-28 13:56 UTC

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