Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark
Posted Jan 25, 2013 19:44 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
You claim that GNOME 2 is not dead upstream because there is a fork but the presence of the fork doesn't say anything about GNOME 2 itself
For all intents and purposes, MATE is Gnome 2. Furthermore, Red Hat is still maintaining Gnome 2 in RHEL 6. As such, Gnome 2 is far from dead.
the fork didn't exist when Fedora switched to GNOME 3
You are of course correct in the above observation. However, this is boiling down to a chicken and egg argument (pardon the unintended pun).
MATE probably wouldn't exist if Gnome 3 didn't have such massive UI changes. If Gnome 3 was more evolutionary, or had built in options to let people choose which new UI elements to use, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
There was a GNOME 3 feature proposal btw which was accepted by Fedora engineering steering committee.
The Fedora review process is hence broken, given the amount of fall out that the UI changes in Gnome 3 have generated. It strongly suggests the engineering steering committee has a very cavalier attitude when it comes to UI regressions.
Nobody is using any force to make you install Fedora
This is consistent with a cop out. You have responsibility to the Fedora community, and instead of admitting that the Gnome 3 shell UI is a point of pain for many in the Fedora community, you are in effect telling them to go away.
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