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Just read the list of things Ali Akcaagac was proposing for project GoneME. You will find it here: http://www.akcaagac.com/index_goneme.html
How many of those things make sense in retrospect? Many. Where would Gnome be if they had listened then? Much further than they are right now, I guess.
> "someone started a fork and maintained it for a few weeks"
It works sometimes. Go ask the EGCS people.
Cinnamon and Razor-qt: A tale of alternative desktops
Posted Jan 12, 2012 16:50 UTC (Thu) by tetromino (subscriber, #33846)
Posted Jan 12, 2012 18:00 UTC (Thu) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841)
Posted Jan 12, 2012 19:06 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
having documentation on an e-reader (kindle/nook) can be a great thing, if your documentation is only in pdf, this is a problem
Posted Jan 13, 2012 14:16 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
e-book formats are not ideal, but they're a lot better for reading text than PDF ever was. The *readers* are not ideal, but just because the Kindle doesn't do Tex-style autohyphenation (or break on hyphens at all) doesn't mean that a desktop e-book reader cannot.
Posted Jan 14, 2012 19:46 UTC (Sat) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Posted Jan 12, 2012 18:08 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Which actually works well, sounds nice, makes configuring Linux audio very easy, and is actually very useful. All of which Esound utterly failed at for the most part.
Also it's very configurable on how 'heavy' you want it to be.
> gconf was replaced with the even more registry-like gsettings (using binary files for the default storage backend)
Which is also has very few dependencies making it much more useful for non-Gnome applications to use. Thus providing the facilities for application developers to create unified configuration backends that can allow unified configuration interfaces (for possibly storing group policies in LDAP, for example.. or making scripting configuration changes for many different applications much easier). It's also much faster, safer to use, and makes it easier for application developers to 'do the right things'.
Posted Jan 16, 2012 15:26 UTC (Mon) by NAR (subscriber, #1313)
Well, not this user... I did loose some work because some **** put the OK button to the right, to the time honored position of Cancel.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 13:47 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576)
I still periodically lose data because Firefox on Linux assumes the Gnome button order and has no option to switch to a sane setting.
The real bitch is that it's the right way round on Windows, plus it's the only Gnome application I ever use, so I can never learn to get used to the reversed button order.
The switch was just so *senseless*. Why change the defaults that almost everyone is used to, just to conform with some other minority platform? Plus, everyone knows that boolean questions are answered with 'yes or no', not 'no or yes' :P.
Posted Jan 20, 2012 4:25 UTC (Fri) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
The logic is very simple and based on UI research. The inconsistency is certainly worse than whatever improvements the button order has, of course. That's a bug in Firefox or your other applications, and not GNOME's fault.
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