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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Classic NIH syndrome
by lucas_maximus on Fri 10th Aug 2012 07:35 UTC
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

The way that GNOME is currently built and tested has major limitations. Our automatic build systems are rudimentary and they don’t allow us to do automated testing.


Is this the 1980s?

We are setting out to correct this situation as a part of GNOME OS. Work is already underway to create a new build system for GNOME.


Lets invent a new build system, instead of use the 1000s already out there.

Gnome is a joke.

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RE: Classic NIH syndrome
by _txf_ on Sat 11th Aug 2012 09:45 in reply to "Classic NIH syndrome"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Lets invent a new build system, instead of use the 1000s already out there.

Gnome is a joke.


It's not surprising out of project that was born from NIH. Say what you like about kde but at least they don't reinvent the wheel, using cmake etc.

I don't get what is so special about gnome that requires a special build system...

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RE: Classic NIH syndrome
by nej_simon on Mon 13th Aug 2012 10:34 in reply to "Classic NIH syndrome"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Lets invent a new build system, instead of use the 1000s already out there.


Who said they're inventing their own build system rather than using an existing?

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