Re: [Usability]Feedback on GNOME 2

Hi Derek -

You sound a lot like me a couple of months ago. I was kinda frustrated
because I didn't really like the way that KDE was going and I didn't
like the things I thought GNOME lacked. On top of that, I have pretty
limited experience coding in C/C++ and next to zero familiarity with the
GNOME libraries, so I couldn't exactly help the coding effort.

So I joined the Usability project. I give my $0.02 on topics as they
come up here. I contribute in consistent, small amounts rather than in
single rants. And I make sure my voice is heard, at least on some small

And I too am disappointed with some of the configurability of RH8,
particularly things like the difficulty of rearranging menu items. But
GNOME 2 is making progress. And I'm sure some medium will be struck
between the "one-size fits all" and the "so configurable that it's
unconfigurable". For example, I too miss Sawfish and am disappointed
with Metacity, but I'm glad to see that Sawfish is being actively
developed again.

I guess what I'm trying to say in the big picture is that rants like
this are not the most effective way to bring about the changes you wish
to see. If I were one of those who devoted so much of my time towards
the development of a free project and received a rant telling me how
everything I was doing was wrong, I'd be less than receptive.

Just my $0.02...


Joshua Adam Ginsberg	       Cellphone: 713.478.1769
Rice University '02	       Email: joshg myrealbox com
St. Mark's School of Texas '98
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a 
little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor 
safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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