On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 17:24 +0800, Mathieu Bridon wrote:
For example, one feature of Gnome 3.2 was called "Fix minor annoyances".
This was exactly about taking into account users' feedback.
So what they have fixed?
Give me one example. I cannot see anything of those not minor but rather
Another example is the redesign of the user menu for Gnome 3.4,
might reintroduce the poweroff button in some cases.
Might ;-) OK, +1 for the GNOME team.
Now it is a gnome-shell-extension which does not work _at all_ and keeps
crashing the whole thing.
Many of the other extension should also be _part of the GNOME core_
Sometimes, when developing new, one should think and think hard. Is this
idea good at all. Should it be taken back into the drawing board and
I think GNOME 3 is such a product. It should be started entirely again.
It should be started again from users perspective and especially from
With current GNOME 3 you have much more mouse clicks than previous one
and it is just one major lacks in there.
I give you an example: One needs to open 2 windows (applications)
maximized and switch between them with a mouse (not with a keyboard
because mouse is the one what "normal people" will use).
1) "old" GNOME
1.1) Start you application by clicking the "application menu", hoover
and open application.
-move once into the left top and select application from menu and click
-2 mouse clicks and 1 major movement with mouse on a screen
1.2) Switch between applications
-move your mouse to the bottom and click another application active to
be on top
-1 mouse click and 1 major mouse movement on screen
2) "new" GNOME
2.1) Start you application by clicking the "activities" and then click
applications and then search what you are looking fore and open
-move once into the left top, press click and select applications and
press click and then search application and click to open
-2/3 mouse click and 2-3 major movements with mouse on a screen even
with the scroll bar
2.2) Switch between applications
-move your mouse to the upper left on activities, press click, move
mouse into the window you want to open and press click
-1/2 mouse click and 2 major mouse movement on screen
I could give an another example with multiple desktops etc. Just try
them by yourselves. Its all non-ergonomic and non-configurable. Why have
the top-bar in there at all if you cannot do/put anything in it! Just
hot corner is enough then.
Well then. This was not the topic of the thread at all and therefore we
should open another GNOME-topic if someone sees it is necessary (maybe
some other mailing list also).
I have said what I need(ed) to say and GNOME development will go on its
own routes - I will continue with XFCE for a while. It is goodbye GNOME
Still, I am not dropping from ambassadors group so easily -at least not
yet. I like Fedora and I do want to spread it out there. Only that I
(and many others) do not like is GNOME (anymore). Maybe few future
releases will do? I did liked GNOME 2.x though.