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The GNOME project at 15

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 15, 2012 12:06 UTC (Wed) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
In reply to: The GNOME project at 15 by hummassa
Parent article: The GNOME project at 15

That is interesting. Gnome gets released every 6 months, which is when breakage occurs (sometimes). So, you are saying that Apple break this even more often than that. I don't really use this stuff, but I do not remember my daughter dowloading a new OS X that often...


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The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 15, 2012 12:15 UTC (Wed) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

I have had an MacBook for the last 3 years, and it's a good machine and a nicely thought OS, but it's really inflexible and it breaks stuff gratuitously. I bought it in August 2009, with Leopard installed, but I got a disk with Snow Leopard with it in September. Lion came two years later, and it broke the dashboard (which I used and liked) and inverted the mouse wheel (I actually liked that so much that I use "natural scrolling" in my KDE machines), and in little more than a year came Mountain Lion and signed executables and other "goodnesses"...

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 15, 2012 15:49 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

So in 3 years they broke and re-fixed the dashboard, and added optional signed executables? That sounds like hardly any breakage at all...? Honestly curious, I'm very new to this Mac thing.

(A question: I see people going nuts over signed executables but I've downloaded Gimp, MacVim, GnuBG, Sublime Editor, lots of homebrew tools, and tons of other open source apps to my Mountain Lion machine with zero trouble. Where do the signed executable restrictions get in the way?)

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 16, 2012 16:56 UTC (Thu) by cortana (subscriber, #24596) [Link]

I think people are justifiably worried that signed executables will be enforced in a future version of OS X.

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 16, 2012 16:55 UTC (Thu) by cortana (subscriber, #24596) [Link]

While we're on the topic, does anyone remember how awesome Exposé was? Shame that was taken away in OS X 10.7 (Lion). :(

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 16, 2012 17:03 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

Aw... And that just when I got used to it in KDE...

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 16, 2012 17:43 UTC (Thu) by gpoo (subscriber, #56055) [Link]

I do not think you can count many breakages (if any) between GNOME 2.8 and GNOME 2.32. And those were 12 releases in 6 years.

You can expect some "breakages" in the early stages of a major release, while the UI is being adjusted.


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