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Questioning corporate involvement in GNOME development

Questioning corporate involvement in GNOME development

Posted Jun 5, 2014 12:21 UTC (Thu) by dag- (subscriber, #30207)
In reply to: Questioning corporate involvement in GNOME development by mcatanzaro
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When you start to "redesign" an interface for potentially millions of new users, and alienate tens of thousands of active users in the process, you may end up with a very small community to promote your new interface.

And I think that effectively happened with Gnome3.

PS I am a Gnome user ever since it existed (before I used WindowMaker), never really used KDE or anything else.

I don't like Gnome3 (on Fedora) compared to Gnome2 on many accounts. It looks nice, but it works impaired and frustrates me every time I use it. Luckily since I use RHEL mostly (and only occasionally Fedora) I wasn't affected, but now with RHEL7 coming to my desktop I hope the transition is not going to alienate me.


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Questioning corporate involvement in GNOME development

Posted Jun 5, 2014 13:29 UTC (Thu) by mcatanzaro (subscriber, #93033) [Link]

You'll probably be using Classic Mode, the default in RHEL 7, which is intended to cater to users who preferred GNOME 2, with a menu for selecting applications, minimize buttons, etc. (I'm pretty sure Classic Mode is an example of development driven by Red Hat's corporate interests. I don't think that's a bad thing.)


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