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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RE: Gnome 3 Still Sucks
by Jason Bourne on Sat 11th Aug 2012 01:54 UTC in reply to "Gnome 3 Still Sucks"
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I am sure that Red Hat is not very content with GNOME Shell and its marketing and production team have been measuring the decline of Fedora popularity since the adoption of this new version.

Someone has just introduced MATE as another option upon installation and it may very well be that the Red Hat developers turn towards MATE. They know the code, and they can sponsor this. This will boom when GNOME shouts its independence as a their own distribution, and it's the end for them.

It would be very timing to hear what Red Hat has to say about the future of RHEL 7, although this doesn't affect directly their market, it has been a huge impact on their testbed distro, and I am sure they are not pleased.

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RE[2]: Gnome 3 Still Sucks
by SeeM on Sun 12th Aug 2012 11:15 in reply to "RE: Gnome 3 Still Sucks"
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Someone from Red Hat said something (last year, or who years ago, I don't remember) about Gnome beeing Linux only WM. They wanted to stop supporting Solaris and NIX with Gnome. People complained, because Sun was donating Gnome in the past.

I think RH folks are simply pissed off. They asked again and again "when you Canonical write some code for us Linux kernel users?". And Canonical wrote Unity, Bazaar and Store, basically for Ubuntu only. So now RH is taking their toys including Gnome desktop and prepare it for massive wave of tablet-like computers designed for Windows 8. They do it strictly for themselves. Not for Solaris, NIXes, even not for the rest of Linux world, which now uses heavy modified Gnome (Ubuntu, Mint) or switching default WM for something different.

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