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I'll quote this in the next (or the next 50) GNOME flamefests.
Kamp: A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
Posted Aug 21, 2012 14:14 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted Aug 21, 2012 14:20 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Aug 21, 2012 18:01 UTC (Tue) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Posted Aug 21, 2012 22:29 UTC (Tue) by Company (guest, #57006)
Posted Aug 22, 2012 10:38 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
(Sorry, couldn't resist).
Posted Aug 23, 2012 13:15 UTC (Thu) by pboddie (guest, #50784)
Posted Aug 21, 2012 22:33 UTC (Tue) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
As for removing features, that is OK, as long as the functionality can be obtained in some other way, which is equal or better than the existing way. In the case of removal of the type-ahead feature of Nautilus, this is certainly not the case. Ergo, people complained.
Posted Aug 22, 2012 8:20 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
I am just pointing out that people tend to piss and moan because of features being removed and Gnome caring too much about their design, which is quite the opposite.
How much you appreciate the design philosophy that you believe that the gnome project has is not really pertinent to my comment.
Posted Aug 22, 2012 23:05 UTC (Wed) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
People were able to do certain things the old way. They find that in the new system they either cannot do them or that they are more cumbersome. That's about it. They couldn't give a toss about the rest.
So, the pertinence of my comment in relation to Gnome design is in the fact that that design is concerning itself with irrelevancies (i.e. the philosophy), so it cannot possibly be the source of legitimate complaints.
Posted Aug 23, 2012 17:46 UTC (Thu) by jedidiah (guest, #20319)
That doesn't happen with something like Ubuntu 12.04.
They didn't just make something new. They trashed the old stuff while they were at it. They made new forks necessary just by refusing to leave the old stuff alone.
Posted Aug 24, 2012 1:56 UTC (Fri) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
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