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Mena-Quintero: A Friday rant on Gnome 3, journalists, and power users
Posted Nov 23, 2012 9:11 UTC (Fri) by TRauMa (guest, #16483)
Usually people complain about stuff they actually want or have to use. How you could end up in the position of having to use Gnome 3 is beyond me.
Posted Nov 23, 2012 12:31 UTC (Fri) by wagerrard (subscriber, #87558)
2. I actually like Gnome 3 and I'm not particularly infatuated with Gnome 2. My frustration with Gnome 3 comes from the rigidity of some of the underlying design decisions. It could be so much better if it allowed itself just a bit more flexibility. For example, I don't agree that preventing resizing of the dock is a positive feature. The App Overview is an attempt to solve the problem of providing access to potentially hundreds of apps. I think its faulty in concept because it is used to locate and launch apps users use infrequently. That infrequent use means they won't find the app by recognizing the icon, but will simply look for the name. So, the icons really serve little purpose there. (The hierarchical menu approaches of Gnome 2 and KDE break down when they contain a large number of entries.)
3. It's "official successor" status is irrelevant.
4. The Gnome team exaggerates the notion that hostility to Gnome 3 is all down to simple Gnome 2 fanboyism. Likewise, users who insist that Gnome "listen" to detractors and let them guide their designs are naive and very wrong. They would have us simply stay with Gnome 2 forever, and that's untenable.
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