Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME
Posted Aug 10, 2012 22:47 UTC (Fri) by nix
Parent article: Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME
'[W]e should forget about the "Desktop environment" thing'
Well, that's a shame, because that's what all your users thought they were using. (Those you have left). But no! It's an OS now, so if you didn't want GNOME to take your entire
system over, you can just bugger off.
Decentralized online services are important... but is a desktop environment the right project to bootstrap that from? I very much doubt it: it's just that GNOME is there but it seems its developers are bored with the whole desktop environment thing and want to do something else.
I don't understand why they don't just start a new project to do that (or join an existing one). I mean, whatever next? Should coreutils forget about the command-line utilities thing, in favour of implementing mobile apps?
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