Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 21:04 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome In a recent interview with the Austrian newssite, GNOME designer Jon McCann talks about GNOME OS, the consequences of Canonical leaving GNOME behind, the purported removal of features and the future role of Linux distributions. "I think there was a time when GNOME had kind of a crisis, we didn't know where we wanted to go, we were lacking goals and vision - that was the end of the GNOME2 cycle. So we pulled together and formed a vision where we want to go - and actually did something about it. And now we have been marching on that plan for quite some time."
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RE[12]: Plan?
by satsujinka on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Plan?"
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Nautilus is certainly easy to use as a file browser, but so is thunar, pcmanfm, or dolphin/konquerer. There's no reason to use nautilus if we're just using basic functionality (which as I said fits into something a magnitude of order smaller.)

So if we aren't using nautilus because it's simple, then why would you remove features in the name of simplicity?

If gnome wants a small + simple file browser then they should start over. This prevents users noticing loss of features (since they can continue using nautilus) and it ensures that the structure of the new browser is simple (and thus easily maintained.)

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RE[13]: Plan?
by Hiev on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 22:18 in reply to "RE[12]: Plan?"
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I don't know man, certaintly the philosophy is to keept it simple, the question is what is simple and what is not, and that's a question only GNOME designers can answer, some times the developers cannot understand the designers desition, communication can be improved but is not something that bothers me at the point to calling it a "disaster".

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