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Im worried about Gnome

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Gnome has been doing some worrying things recently, firstly we have the whole new notifications debacle, it shows the rifts that can be caused by one little thing in gnome, I hold the opinion that its “only notifications” and am worried how easily the little things get turned into big issues.

Secondly we have Gnome 3.0. The developers again seem to split over which direction to take the desktop environment. Some want a total KDE style overhaul, which I think is sorely needed but see little advantage in doing so currently; they need a new toolkit or major improvements to be made to GTK to achieve anything they are thinking of doing, we are looking at 2 years plus of pure 3.0 work, so obviously it will take longer if they keep pushing out bi-yearly updates. Another group exists however that just wants to push out Gnome 2.3 as Gnome 3.0, doing this so will obviously have grave consequences for the project, it will be branded by all as boring and doing nothing new…..not that its boring and does nothing new at the moment…. Right?

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