Re: Gnome 3 desktop issues

Hmm, quite a tempest! Not my intention to be inflammatory honest. I think that if I were to criticise the direction of desktop software (gnome and unity) it would be that they are trying to find ways to get new people to use the platform without due consideration for existing users. One of my historical complaints about windows is that it was user friendly and expert hostile. It would be a shame for Linux to go the same way. I am personally not averse to contributing fixes to open source software and (on behalf of my employer) do so regularly as well as the occasional feature. However I just don't have time to tackle something with as much learning curve as gnome-session just do retrofit some old behavior. I'm not sure what sort of "cred" is required to be entitled to make criticizm. (tongue in cheek) I do know that when I remove some flexibility from one of my products that the user community meets me with torches and pitchforks. I never win that one.

Well it looks like Linux Mint works ok on a VM. I'll try it on bare metal this weekend...
Thanks for all your thoughts and suggestions.

On 11-12-09 01:59 PM, Tassilo Horn wrote:
Rovanion Luckey<rovanion luckey gmail com>  writes:

Hi Rovanion,

Wandells complaints were more on the way the software is developed
rather than the software itself. That those who come to this list with
suggestions and ideas are verbally berated and otherwise treated badly
because they do not fit within the target audience of Gnome Shell.
I did not complain about anything Wendell said.  It's perfectly fine to
express your opinions, describe what's getting in one's way, and suggest
what could be rethought.  And it's not that the developers don't listen.
I think GNOME 3.2 is far more usable than was 3.0.  Hey, even Linus says
so! ;-)

What you are doing is just proving his point. Can you please turn it
down a notch?
I promise, that's my last mail on this issue.  It's just striking me
when somebody makes demands on people sacrificing their spare time to
work for common good.

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