Starting Development Of GNOME Shell, Mutter 3.10
Phoronix: Starting Development Of GNOME Shell, Mutter 3.10
With the first GNOME 3.10 development release due this week, the first GNOME 3.10 development snapshots (v3.9.1) of the GNOME Shell desktop and Mutter compositing window manager were checked in...
Lots of features, but the essential one is still lacking: usability. I gave gnome 3.8 a try because of the new "Classic" mode and let me tell you it really sucks. I'm really dissapointed by the fact that I'm much more productive with Windows XP (which is a 10+ years old OS) than with that crap. Thanks god we have XFCE, or I probably wouldn't be using Linux anymore.
Lots of bugfixes - all of them usability related.
Originally Posted by wargames
Such would be on the list of the next month bugfix release of kde ....
Do they have a list of features they're removing for this version?
Like forcing a 256-color palette or something like that?
this is not surprising. many linux enthusiasts do not use linux as their main machine. therefore, linux is just a part time plaything, they are not taking the desktop linux seriously. it's the same way with BSD, but there the devs never had an agenda to overtake Windows, so their usage of Mac/Windows is open and without pretension.
I'd say the audience of Phoronix is far different from the audience for GNOME. People who do very technical work with their computers probably have very specific requirements of their desktop environment.
Even still, the approach GNOME has taken has merit, and GNOME is the favorite DE of my family and friends who have taken an interest in Linux. I think the usability issues are usually overexaggerated. After all, if you started using Linux with GNOME 3, you may find the other environments inhibitive and kludgy to use.
GNOME 3 could always use some improvement, but the core methods of interaction aren't so ill-concieved as people tend to say.
That aside, I'm looking forward to the revival of GNOME Shell's Wayland interface, since the prior version was built and demoed far before Wayland hit 1.0.
Nope, that applies only to you.
Originally Posted by garegin
Nope, its because Linux has much bigger marketshare and is actually relevant.
Originally Posted by garegin
Had BSD bigger marketshare in any area, it would immediately be attacked by windumbs. But this will never happen.
Because first thing they had done is of course copy-paste all BSD technology (if any?nevermind.) to overcome it technologically. BSD is not protected from this by license, unlike Linux.
But keep on trolling, windumbs fanboi.
So... which of the other Linux DE's regularly perform usability testing (which I assume is what you meant by the slighlty ambiguous "user testing")?
Originally Posted by liam
None to my knowledge, but KDE has at least one prominent HCI person, so she may do things I'm not aware of (I don't follow KDE that closely).
Originally Posted by kigurai
The difference is that there are/were people who wanted to do this testing on gnome.