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    Default GNOME 2.28 Beta Arrives, Release Next Month

    Phoronix: GNOME 2.28 Beta Arrives, Release Next Month

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    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzQ0OQ

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    is gnome 2.30 really gonna be called gnome 3.0? We don't bump up major version number for no reason, wonder what do they get in their sleeves

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyRider View Post
    is gnome 2.30 really gonna be called gnome 3.0? We don't bump up major version number for no reason, wonder what do they get in their sleeves
    Well it's no secret: Gnome Shell (that is going to go beta next week) and Zeitgeist. Those are the base for Gnome 3.0 and should bring a revolutionary user model and a new way to manage documents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinc View Post
    Well it's no secret: Gnome Shell (that is going to go beta next week) and Zeitgeist. Those are the base for Gnome 3.0 and should bring a revolutionary user model and a new way to manage documents.
    I haven't seen anything in the Gnome 3.0 roadmap that I would exactly call "revolutionary". It's more of a gradual evolution. I think Ryan Paul over at Arsetechnica summed it up well:

    Unlike KDE 4.0, which produced impressive innovation and accelerated development at the cost of user trust and overall desktop stability, the GNOME 3.0 plan is less ambitious, largely builds on the GNOME desktop environment's current strategy, and avoids significant user-visible changes or disruption to basic desktop usability.

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    gtk3? That might be a good call.

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    Default "avoid visible changes" ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    ...and avoids significant user-visible changes...
    When I see the current Gnome Shell and how it works, I fail to see how he can say that.
    http://people.igalia.com/apinheiro/f...ities-view.png
    But wait, it seems this Arstechnica's article is a year old now...
    Last edited by spykes; 08-13-2009 at 11:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spykes View Post
    When I see the current Gnome Shell and how it works, I fail to see how he can say that.
    http://people.igalia.com/apinheiro/f...ities-view.png
    But wait, it seems this Arstechnica's article is a year old now...
    Gnome shell doesn't offer much more then current desktop workspaces. Again nothing really revolutionary here as other OS's / de's have offered similar features for quite some time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyRider View Post
    is gnome 2.30 really gonna be called gnome 3.0? We don't bump up major version number for no reason, wonder what do they get in their sleeves
    Yuppers, http://blogs.gnome.org/lucasr/2008/07/10/gnome-30/

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    Has anyone switched to Gnome from KDE? If you did, do you like your choice?

    I am contemplating the switch. KDE 4 is crap, imho and too many applications don't work right or work at all anymore on the KDE desktop. It is my impression, that KDE developers now care more about the aesthetics and the visuals rather than functionality and that applications work sufficiently. The focus seems to be on that way too heavily.

    Anyway, I didn't like Gnome last time I tried it (I think Ubuntu's current release was at 7.10 back then). But, I might have to re-visit it since too many problems are in KDE 4 (from my p.o.v.). I am sure KDE fans will have a different opinion and raise several excuses.

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