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The GNOME project at 15

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 14, 2012 23:02 UTC (Tue) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
In reply to: The GNOME project at 15 by cjsh
Parent article: The GNOME project at 15

I agree it's a good idea, but that means concentrating on applications like The Gimp, etc. and not trying to radically alter the desktop. Or even trying to develop a "desktop" at all.

I don't use GNOME or KDE as my desktop, but I use and love GNOME, KDE, gtk+ and Qt programs like The Gimp, knode, LibreOffice, Rosegarden, LMMS, Audacity and more.

So yeah! Work on applications and leave the desktop up to XFCE :)

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The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 15, 2012 11:20 UTC (Wed) by liam (subscriber, #84133) [Link]

I don't think it's true that if Gnome followed the aforementioned path that it couldn't also create a new desktop. In fact, if you know that your users are productivity based that gives you an interesting direction to work towards with the goal being either an extremely efficient workflow, or a very efficient workflow that requires "no" thought.
Knowing that you don't need to cater to "consumers" could really open up all kinds of interesting environments.
This idea must be part of some zeitgeist since I've been thinking the same thing ever since I'd heard about creatives being dissatisfied with the new Apple. This could be a genuine niche if someone with both vision and charisma were to emerge.

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