Questioning corporate involvement in GNOME development
Posted May 31, 2014 18:02 UTC (Sat) by Tara_Li (subscriber, #26706)
But over all, Fedora almost equals Gnome. Mint and the rest just don't have the legs yet.
Posted Jun 1, 2014 23:08 UTC (Sun) by atai (subscriber, #10977)
Posted Jun 2, 2014 8:38 UTC (Mon) by kigurai (subscriber, #85475)
G3 is IMHO an excellent workstation GUI that is very much optimised for keyboard+mouse.
Posted Jun 2, 2014 14:19 UTC (Mon) by tjc (guest, #137)
Posted Jun 3, 2014 17:00 UTC (Tue) by Tara_Li (subscriber, #26706)
Posted May 31, 2014 18:23 UTC (Sat) by drag (guest, #31333)
I think that Fedora does a much better job letting Gnome be Gnome then other major distributions with the possible exception of Arch, except Arch makes you configure everything properly yourself so it's always a bit of a pain to use. And possibly Suse, although I haven't used Suse in a very long time so I wouldn't know.
Posted Jun 1, 2014 19:10 UTC (Sun) by ballombe (subscriber, #9523)
Posted Jun 5, 2014 20:26 UTC (Thu) by jwarnica (guest, #27492)
Fedora is, unquestionably, moving quite fast, and its base install thus has more bleeding edge packages not directly of interest to Gnome developers, but necessary for them. You *could* build the latest systemd on Debain, or just use Fedora. You *could* build the latest, I dunno, glibc on Debain, or just use Fedora. And working the other direction, if you just have (the latest) systemd, you just use it.
Posted Jun 5, 2014 3:32 UTC (Thu) by mcatanzaro (subscriber, #93033)
Their strengths are that the GNOME packaging is roughly as good as Fedora's, they are sometimes better than Fedora at patching serious issues, and they have far superior quality-control for their updates (compared to Fedora). It is also much easier to join their community and contribute fixes or packages.
Posted Jun 15, 2014 3:57 UTC (Sun) by N0NB (guest, #3407)
Do the Debian packagers make GNOME demonstrably worse, or are they not hiding the warts?
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