Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:32 UTC
Gnome Not even GNOME itself could ignore the GNOME 3 criticism for much longer. "As part of the planning for the DropOrFixFallbackMode feature, we've decided that we will compile a list of supported gnome-shell extensions. This will be a small list, focused on just bringing back some central 'classic' UX elements: classic alt tab, task bar, min/max buttons, main menu. To ensure that these extensions keep working, we will release them as a tarball, just like any other module."
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RE[3]: they just dont get it
by Gusar on Thu 29th Nov 2012 11:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: they just dont get it"
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Morgan is exaggerating severely. I've not seen the traffic on the Arch forums drop. Sure this is anecdotal, but the way I see it, Arch's userbase hasn't diminished. Yeah, a few who don't like systemd or the new install method did leave, but not nearly enough to say the devs "pissed everyone off". For every vocal systemd opponent, there was at least one person saying they just switched to it and all is cool.

Those "quotes" about what Arch devs supposedly said are overblown too, the Arch devs are not actively trying to drive people away. What is true is that the goal of Arch was never popularity, it was never a user-centric distro. So if a user doesn't like something and leaves for a different distro, that doesn't matter to the devs. There were quite a few people (including Morgan it seems) for whom this is news. But it's always been like that. It just seems that the devs never before did something a vocal group of users would disagree with.

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RE[4]: they just dont get it
by Morgan on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:21 in reply to "RE[3]: they just dont get it"
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How did I exaggerate? I said a few people left, I never said anything about hordes of migration. I also quoted what I read; I didn't read every thread about it but what I quoted was in several threads in some form as well as on Google+.

My personal opinion was that it became a childish game at that point, and rather than get involved on either side I decided to drop the distro. It's really no big deal, and I still think it's a great OS (which is why when I did switch it was to an Arch based distro).

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