Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark
Posted Jan 25, 2013 17:38 UTC (Fri) by tetley80
In reply to: Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark
Parent article: Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark
It's very unlikely that a desktop environment would become default before it's available as a spin for wide testing.
That's inconsistent. Where was the Gnome 3 spin of Fedora before it became the default desktop?
(the preview of the G3 shell in Gnome 2 doesn't count, as it was incomplete)
Using the testing-via-spin argument right now is also bogus as Cinnamon has had plenty of testing via the Linux Mint distribution.
Any arguments along the lines of "keeping Gnome 2 and 3 in parallel would have been too much of a job" (in order to have a G3 spin) would be also bogus. Fedora could have kept Gnome 2 as is, without putting any further work into it.
Arguments in the theme of "the changes for Gnome 3 were too big at the OS level" would simply demonstrate that a separate Gnome 3 spin was sorely needed to test out the changes in a wide manner and get feedback before making G3 the default.
The non-testing of Gnome 3 in Fedora is more consistent with the view that Fedora is simply a dumping ground for new, untested stuff. Fedora has "first" in its mission, but "first" doesn't mean "forced".
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