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 drcouzelis on Thu 29th Nov 2012 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: they just dont get it"
drcouzelis
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2010-01-11

Instead of relying on the opinion from someone who was unhappy with the decision, you can read the original thread here:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=147272

I'll try really hard to be unbiased: For a long time, Arch Linux was initialized by using the /etc/rc.conf file. The developers changed the default init system to systemd. Some people (I don't know how many) didn't like the change and complained about it on the forums. Some people (I don't know how many) liked the change. At the same time, the Arch Linux developers changed the installation procedure from an ncurses helper application to a more command-line process.

Both the Arch Linux developers and the unhappy users have good reasons (in my opinion) for their actions and opinions.

...there. Hopefully you can't even tell how I feel about the situation. ;)

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RE[4]: they just dont get it
by Morgan on Thu 29th Nov 2012 20:25 in reply to "RE[3]: they just dont get it"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

As I said above, there was more than one thread on it by far. There was also heated chatter on Google+ about it.

Once again, my problem was with the childishness of it all rather than the changes themselves. I like the switch to systemd and the new installer was a non-issue for me. My problem was purely with the negative attitudes of those involved.

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