GNOME3 and au revoir WAS: systemd: please stop trying to take over the world :)

Casey Dahlin cdahlin at
Fri Jun 17 18:47:38 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 02:32:12PM -0400, Bernd Stramm wrote:
> So Gnome Shell is not for a good many of the people who had been using
> Gnome before that.

YES! I don't know why more people don't realize this: GNOME 2 was a
mediocre interface for a lot of people. It COULD NOT be a good interface
for the same number of people, and there is NOTHING wrong with them
pruning their userbase to a subset which they can adequately serve.

> It is not good to counter a technical point with a personal attack,
> which is what you did.

No I didn't.

> Different workloads require different ways of working. In my case,
> there is not just one task that requires 100% of my attention. There is
> one big, long term task that can tolerate short interruptions, and
> several smaller ones. This is a perfectly normal situation.

That doesn't mean GNOME shell did not meet the goal you quoted. It means
that goal contradicts your own goals. The goal was "let the user focus
on the current task." You want your focus less singularly distributed.
Serving you brings them further from, not closer to, the goal as stated.


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