Well, I've tried GNOME 3 now...

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Sun May 1 06:59:53 UTC 2011

On 04/27/2011 07:13 PM, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
> On 04/27/2011 06:01 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 04/27/2011 05:04 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2011-04-27 at 09:52 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>> On 04/27/2011 07:14 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, 2011-04-27 at 06:56 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>>>>> Fedora, as a volunteeer effort, cannot.
>>>>>> It's worse. I fear Fedora will loose contributors, because Fedora is not
>>>>>> shipping the DE these users want.
>>>>> We ship every major currently maintained desktop. Which one do you think
>>>>> is missing?
>>>> Adam, please.
>>>> All of this thread is about "Gnome 3 not being a replacement for what
>>>> used to be Gnome 2",
>>> Is any other desktop more of a GNOME 2 replacement than GNOME 3? i.e.,
>>> would changing to another default desktop result in more continuity? I
>>> would say not.
>> Agreed. Things have derailed. Now the cart is stuck in the mud
>> In other words Gnome and Fedora (Both projects dominated by a single
>> enterprise) haved decided to switch their target audience.
> I'll avoid expressing my opinion of this opinion and merely ask: if you are so
> passionate about the decisions the upstream projects have made why are you not
> more involved in the development and decision-making that go into them?
Pardon, but in case of gnome I am just an ordinary user, who is being 
confronted with changes in the DE he has been using for many years but 
now has become unusable for him.

> This isn't MS or Apple  - if you have an opinion express it constructively by
> getting involved and doing something positive.

Well, Gnome and Fedora are like MS and Apple, IMO. "Some people draw 
decisions and press them through at any price",

> Having watched numerous people start out on a hacking career by getting involved
> in Gnome and then quickly become very well respected developers (I'd name names
> but I don't want to make anyone blush ;)
I am already involved in many projects and don't have any time left to 
also get involved in to Gnome.


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