|| ||Máirín Duffy <duffy-AT-fedoraproject.org> |
|| ||Development discussions related to Fedora <devel-AT-lists.fedoraproject.org> |
|| ||Re: Proposed F19 Feature: Cinnamon as Default Desktop |
|| ||Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:47:02 -0500|
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On 01/28/2013 02:06 AM, Dan Mashal wrote:
> You don't see the point of MATE or Cinnamon? How long did you play with
> them 5 minutes?
Do you remember the GNOME 1.x => 2.x transition? Similarly to how there
are forks of GNOME now to 'keep the GNOME 2 candle burning,' there were
forks of GNOME 1.x to 'keep the GNOME 1 candle burning.'
Do you remember what they were called? I didn't; I had to look 'em up.
Do you ever wonder what happened to them? Dead projects nobody seems to
remember. Do we really want to switch to a desktop that history has
shown is likely to become a dead project in a few years?
It also doesn't seem smart to switch from a desktop on the basis that
Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox - kernel developers, not UI experts or even
typical desktop users by any means - don't like it. I think switching
the desktop that has been our default for over 10 years and 18 releases
requires just a bit more research and reason than that.
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