Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linus Torvalds finds GNOME 3.4 to be a "total user experience design failure"

Filed under
Linux
Software

When Fedora 17 released GNOME 3.4, I found I could deal with it. I still didn’t like it much, and I prefer both Ubuntu 12.04’s Unity and Linux Mint 13’s Cinnamon interfaces, but if I had to, I could live with the GNOME 3.4 desktop.

But for Linus Torvalds, Linux’s primary creator, GNOME 3.4 is ”a total UX (user experience design) failure.”

Torvalds has long disliked the GNOME 3.x family. But, as Torvalds explained in his Google+ posting on GNOME 3.4:

Rest here




More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software Development

  • fakecloud
  • A new version of pristine-tar
  • Getting RSS feeds for news websites that don’t provide them
    On the technical side, this seems to be one of the most stable pieces of software I ever wrote. It never crashed or otherwise failed since I started running it, and fortunately I also didn’t have to update the HTML parsing code yet because of website changes. It’s written in Haskell, using the Scotty web framework, Cereal serialization library for storing the history of the past articles, http-conduit for fetching the websites, and html-conduit for parsing the HTML. Overall a very pleasant experience, thanks to the language being very convenient to write and preventing most silly mistakes at compile-time, and the high quality of the libraries.
  • Quick Highlight
    Martin Blanchard put together a new “quick highlight” plugin for Builder this last week. It was a great example of how to submit a new feature, so I just wanted to highlight it here. Post to bugzilla, attach a patch, and we will review quickly and help with any additional integration that might be necessary.

Android Leftovers

Today in Techrights