Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 12:29 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Gnome "Some GNOME developers are planning to implement an app format that allows developers to provide their Linux programs in distribution-independent files that can be installed as easily as smartphone apps. A sandbox model is supposed to isolate the apps from each other, and from the rest of the system, in a way that goes further than the isolation in current Linux distributions. Various developers worked to conceptualise such "Linux apps" at the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest, which was held in the run-up to FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels. At the hackfest, the GNOME developers also declared JavaScript as the de-facto standard for GNOME programming." Right, because they haven't alienated enough of their users.
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by nej_simon on Thu 7th Feb 2013 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
nej_simon
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This Linux boy will tell you the same thing. Gnome has done a horrible job in the user/devs relations area since Gnome 3 came out. When you tell your users and devs that what they want doesn't mean crap, they simply go somewhere else. Heck, Gnome spawned not one, but two full fledged desktop forks. Mate and Cinnamon. In my opinin, its pretty damn ballsy to claim to be an open source project and yet go out of your way to prevent people from making changes to their systems. I was a long time Gnome user, but if I want a panel on the bottom and no bar on top, then by god I will and anyone who says otherwise can suck it.

Oh really? Then how come they've designed the extensions system that, among other things, allows you to add a panel? Even hosting it on gnome.org (https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/3/bottom-panel)? And even planing to release a number of officially supported extensions that will enable a classic desktop (http://lwn.net/Articles/526082/)? I understand if gnome devs ignores posts such as yours though.

Edited 2013-02-07 16:42 UTC

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