[blfs-support] Latest news in GNOME world

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Fri Nov 9 16:09:02 PST 2012

On Fri, Nov 09, 2012 at 10:59:11PM +0100, Armin K. wrote:
>  From my point of view, I started disliking GNOME more and more after 
> every 3.x release. For me, the 3.2 release was *best* by far. And after 
> I found out that GNOME devs actually don't care what users need and they 
> do the things that they think users need. One example was "taking apart" 
> nautilus file manager with 3.6 release. One of the reasons was: "It does 
> not work on TOUCH (yes, TOUCH!) and we will remove it", but lot of users 
> said that feature was useful for them [4].
> As soon as I've seen that, I decided that I wouldn't stick with GNOME 
> anymore. I've already migrated to KDE (currently using 4.9.3) and I feel 
> happy with it, but I still have GNOME 3 installed.

 First, many thanks for your considerable efforts with gnome 3.

 For me, some of gnome started to go downhill in the mid-2 days.
Last night I booted my ppc64 (to check its battery was still
working, I had some fun and games last year when it seemed to lose
the date after a few months of non-use and everything kept getting
fsck'd on each boot), and decided to boot all three LFS-derived
systems : the oldest came up in gdm.  I'd forgotten I used to use
that! (gave it up because it started to hang silently at shutdown
when _I_ broke a bootscript : for an *lfs dev, being unable to see
where it was hanging wasn't nice).

 Gcalctool has also got more limited with each release, and epiphany
has suffered decreasing usability.

  I loathe cmake [ reinventing the bumpy wheel of configure, but with
edges instead of the fairly smooth curves, in my biased opinion ] so
I've long since given up on kde.  I suppose I'll have to look at mate
and xfce, and wonder how long I'll be able to continue using gnumeric
and abiword.  Not your problem.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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