Re: [Usability]Feedback on GNOME 2

Joshua, Jeff [ and to who it may concern ],

RED HAT 8.0 - Released to the public as a commercial product
Therefore, It should not be RC4 or some other unfinished build. If GNOME
2 was not "complete," it should not be used. In other words, GNOME 2
should not have been released as "incomplete" as well as "Red Hat 8."
Perhaps GNOME 2 should change it's licensing on GNOME 2 to say it cannot
be used commercially as of yet. In other words, when users like Derek
use canned distributions like Red Hat 8, he uses GNOME 2. That is what
he remembers GNOME 2 as. You cannot compete in a free market with an
inferior product. I cannot stress how important it is to hold back
releases until products are truly ready. The public does not want to be
a beta tester against its will.

- Darren Alcorn

On Mon, 2002-10-07 at 21:20, Joshua Adam Ginsberg wrote:
> 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
> level.
> 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...
> -jag
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