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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Karen Sandler on her new role at GNOME
Posted Jun 22, 2011 11:47 UTC (Wed) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
Posted Jun 22, 2011 12:23 UTC (Wed) by alexl (subscriber, #19068)
The fact that he repeatedly had to point this out, rather than talk about what Karen would be doing is what bugs me.
Posted Jun 22, 2011 14:29 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Wow. No, really. Wow. You're a bit touchy, aren't you?
The subject of GNOME 3 only appears towards the end, when discussing the context in wich Karen will be developing his duties. All in all, the article only mentions GNOME 3 in a total of 8 (eight!) paragraphs. The whole article is 27 paragraphs. It's barely a quarter of the article. Now, would you really call this "repeatedly pointing out"? Really?
Posted Jun 23, 2011 5:05 UTC (Thu) by nirbheek (subscriber, #54111)
Posted Jun 23, 2011 14:53 UTC (Thu) by zonker (subscriber, #7867)
In short - The questions were legitimate, and you can be pretty sure other reporters will ask the same things if they interview Karen.
Why should we expect softball pitches from LWN ...
Posted Jun 24, 2011 7:07 UTC (Fri) by kmself (subscriber, #11565)
... just because it happens to be covering your pet
I want to see the closets emptied and the skeletons rattled.
That's what I'm paying for with my subscription, and it's the fair and
unsensational airing of issues in an area of tech I care a lot
about, but which falls flat in the mainstream tech media because it's
"noncommercial", is a core value proposition of LWN.
I do however protest most stridently the utter lack of
coverage of recent news and development for my favorite, and The
One True, window manager, WindowMaker.
I mean, not just last September did Debian rebuild against libjpeg to
pick up unversioned symbols in an NMU.
Future article idea
Posted Jun 26, 2011 7:27 UTC (Sun) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143)
Posted Jun 26, 2011 8:09 UTC (Sun) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
the latest item in the news on the main page is from 2008 and the lastest release is from 2005
Posted Jun 26, 2011 16:46 UTC (Sun) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143)
No fair challenging me to do it myself; comments are about as much writing as I can stand. I squeaked through grad school with an impressively short list of papers ;^)
Posted Jun 24, 2011 9:07 UTC (Fri) by jschrod (subscriber, #1646)
To make it clear what I mean: Zonker states (a) that the GNOME user community is not unanimously rallied behind GNOME 3 design decisions, in particular concerning the GNOME shell, quite the contrary; and (b) that the Linux desktop doesn't take traction beyond its current audience. Writing as somebody who's interested in current Linux desktop developments, these observations seems spot on.
FWIW, a disclaimer: I don't use GNOME at all, neither GNOME 2 nor GNOME 3. So please don't pin the label "doesn't like change" on me.
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