Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:29 UTC
Gnome The future of GNOME - an interesting subject. GNOME 3 has been out and about for a while, and it hasn't exactly been a smashing success. One of the efforts to take GNOME to the next level is what the team refers to as GNOME OS - but in reality, it's a set of improvements to GNOME that are just as interesting to GNOME-the-desktop-environment.
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Build it, and they will come
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 8th Aug 2012 23:49 UTC
ggeldenhuys
Member since:
2006-11-13

"These people have a vision"
I don't know, I think they are as blind as a bat! They can't fix the mess called Gnome 3, and now they want to venture into a whole "Gnome OS". Can't they see what a mess they made, and how just about nobody likes Gnome 3.

Anyway, the whole Linux "desktop environment" is in shambles at the moment. All these DE's are forcing users to go back to the basics - simple lightweight Window Managers. JWM you rock!! Thanks KDE4, Gnome3 and Unity for making me see the light. I don't want to fight my "desktop environment", I simply want to run a few damn applications, and get on with my work.

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RE: Build it, and they will come
by Hiev on Wed 8th Aug 2012 23:55 in reply to "Build it, and they will come"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I'm sorry, but I like GNOME 3, I love it,so speak for your self.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I'm sorry, but I like GNOME 3, I love it,so speak for your self.


Likewise. We get that some people don't like it, but there are also those of us very happy with Shell.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Alas, he's not speaking for himself - hence the recent Gnome issues. It's also not stopping distributions dropping Gnome altogether or at least as a default.

So.....speak for yourself.

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tomz Member since:
2010-05-06

After turning in the wrong direction, continuing 'ahead', much less accelerating will only get you farther from the goal.

Someone needs to fork gnome2, or perhaps just work with xfce.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Someone needs to fork gnome2


It's been done, it's called MATE, and to be honest, it's a joke. If you don't like the Gnome 3 UI, the answer isn't to fork Gnome 2 - it's to fork Gnome 3 to restore the old UI.

Remember, Gnome 3 isn't just a UI change - it's also a huge cleanup of the codebase, throwing away all the bad API decisions that they'd been forced to live with for years. If you fork Gnome 2, you've got to adopt all of the code they're not maintaining any more. Bad idea.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and now they want to venture into a whole "Gnome OS"


Maybe you should actually read the article.

I don't want to fight my "desktop environment", I simply want to run a few damn applications, and get on with my work.


Funny, that's why I like Unity. It works and gets out of the way.

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pooo Member since:
2006-04-22

I would agree with your last point about unity except I keep having really irritating performance issues, occasional slowdowns and crashes.

This on both nvidia and ati with both proprietary and foss drivers.

Really sucks.

Also multi-monitor support pretty much sucks and it had just gotten decent with gnome2.

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