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Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3
Posted Aug 6, 2009 16:00 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
I don't even have a X server installed on _any_ of my servers...
> It'll be years before they stabilize such radical changes.
I hope not.
It's not like the KDE3 to KDE4 transition were they had to break everything and port all the applications over. This is just using a different Window manager, using a new theme engine for GTK, adding some features while eliminating some bloat and dependencies that people don't use anymore.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 1:56 UTC (Fri) by russell (subscriber, #10458)
Perhaps they won't break everything from a code point of view, they are even reusing code. However, they will only be considering a small set of use cases. That will effectively undo all the usability polish that has been built up over the years ( not just in GNOME ), and IMO will take years to redo all over again.
I'll probably have to rework my simulation tools to fit into the new environment, i.e. applets, etc. That is not going to sit well with my employer, who will want to avoid that for as long as possible.
I doubt that I'm alone in this
Posted Aug 7, 2009 3:41 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In what way would you have to rework your program?
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