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A look at GNOME Shell

A look at GNOME Shell

Posted Jun 11, 2010 3:56 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
In reply to: A look at GNOME Shell by k8to
Parent article: A look at GNOME Shell

Performance has certainly been a concern with Gconf. We will see how it goes. The developers certainly think it is a valid trade off and you are free to opinionate that it is foolish but since they are doing the work, that is what ultimately counts.


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A look at GNOME Shell

Posted Jun 11, 2010 7:45 UTC (Fri) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

No, ultimately what counts is whether it works, and works well.

Certainly, I'm not going to make it work well. But those who will not learn the lessons of history won't either.

A look at GNOME Shell

Posted Jun 11, 2010 9:56 UTC (Fri) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

You forgot to explain what "works well" means. For dconf's developers it seems to be "runs fast", while "works realiably" seems to be yours.

A look at GNOME Shell

Posted Jun 11, 2010 12:16 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

We have no scarcity of opinions. We do certainly have a problem of getting people to do the work involved unfortunately. If it doesn't work well, it will fail on its own terms. I rather reserve judgement till that point.

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Posted Jun 11, 2010 14:12 UTC (Fri) by jond (subscriber, #37669) [Link]

The thing is, sticking with our current non-binary system requires no work.

A look at GNOME Shell

Posted Jun 11, 2010 15:36 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

No work involved for maintainers or users doesn't make a system ideal if the current characteristics are not right for the next major version of a desktop environment. GNOME has been thinking about a replacement for Gconf for quite sometime. With the opportunity now, they have. One could argue, the previous system was perfect but that isn't reality.


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