Linked by pepa on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:18 UTC
Gnome "I'm writing to inform you that the release team discussed Drop or Fix Fallback Mode yesterday. We've come to the conclusion that we can't maintain fallback mode in reasonable quality, and are better off dropping it." Gnome-fallback has been my refuge, as I find both Unity and Gnome 3's shell unusable. Yes, we have been warned this would happen. I thought the cost of maintaining gnome-panel would be so low that it might never need to happen. But as it appears, it is deemed necessary. As for me, I'm bound for something Qt, as I am very angry at Gnome for abandoning its 'classic' users.
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Why?
by benali72 on Sat 10th Nov 2012 00:13 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

Why do all UI projects feel it necessary to change a design proven by 20 years use (Win 8 UI, Unity, GNOME) ?

The assumptions seem to be:

(1) Something's old, therefore it must be changed
(2) We know what people want, so we'll make the change without extensive user testing

Dumb.

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RE: Why?
by pepa on Sat 10th Nov 2012 08:49 in reply to "Why?"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

And I suspect they're hoping to force fallback users into the Gnome shell fold. I think it will work against them.

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RE[2]: Why?
by segedunum on Sat 10th Nov 2012 13:45 in reply to "RE: Why?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I think that's exactly what they're doing - trying to force people into their indoctrination.

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RE[2]: Why?
by thebluesgnr on Sat 10th Nov 2012 19:31 in reply to "RE: Why?"
thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

Not at all. There's a bug report* about making it even easier to get a GNOME2-like setup under GNOME Shell for the people that still want that kind of Windows 95-inspired experience.

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=685744

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RE: Why?
by Delgarde on Sun 11th Nov 2012 23:36 in reply to "Why?"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

(2) We know what people want, so we'll make the change without extensive user testing


Why do people keep claiming the Gnome devs don't do user testing? Because they *did*, even if you don't like the result...

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RE: Why?
by zima on Fri 16th Nov 2012 23:46 in reply to "Why?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Why do all UI projects feel it necessary to change a design proven by 20 years use (Win 8 UI, Unity, GNOME) ?

UIs 20 years ago can be seen more different than the change now...

And Unity seems to work out fine ( http://www.osnews.com/thread?541935 ), also in the sense that it better utilises widescreens.

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