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Postby bimsebasse on Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:25 am

The SoulsOS crew have recently decided to fork Gnome 3's fallback mode - seen from the sidelines an inevitable progress of the project and likely a more viable solution than maintaining a cluster of patches for whatever trickles down from upstream.

The Gnome landscape is becoming more and more complicated :D
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby craig10x on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:03 pm

And in fact, it will be usable in other linux distros as well (via ppa like Cinnamon Desktop is)...Ikey is even going to make a ppa for installation of Consort Desktop in Ubuntu :)
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby HardyH on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:37 am

bimsebasse wrote:The SoulsOS crew have recently decided to fork Gnome 3's fallback mode - seen from the sidelines an inevitable progress of the project and likely a more viable solution than maintaining a cluster of patches for whatever trickles down from upstream.

The Gnome landscape is becoming more and more complicated :D


This shows to me how harmful Gnome 3has been for the Linux desktop, if something would work and people would like/use it, there would not be the need for more and more forks and fragmentation as soon as the Gnome devs remove more functionality for design's sake.
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby nomko on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:22 am

I really don't understand Gnome 3. I mean, after seeing all these forks and after reading all those complains, there's no one of the Gnome developers team that wake's up and scratch behind hi/her ears thinking that they did something terribly wrong? It's an embarrassment for the Gnome developers team to see that much forks. I'm happy to see that the Mint team brought back some Nautilus functions in Nemo. In my opinion: i believe that between the Gnome project team and the end-users there's a huge gap. To me it looks more like that the Gnome project team doesn't have any feeling of what the end-users really want. As example the removal of some functions/functionallity under Nautilus most users are using on almost daily bases...

But on the other hand, isn't this what Linux stands for? The freedom to create your own DE or application if you're not happy with the standard provided DE or application??
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby Monsta on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:10 am

nomko wrote:To me it looks more like that the Gnome project team doesn't have any feeling of what the end-users really want.

To me it looks like they didn't know what they themselves want. Well, at least it was so when Gnome 3 was born. Recently they started to realize something, I guess it's never too late :D

nomko wrote:But on the other hand, isn't this what Linux stands for? The freedom to create your own DE or application if you're not happy with the standard provided DE or application??

Yes - but when you realize that people not just use your software, they actually rely upon it, that freedom eventually has to make some room for some responsibility.
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby Zorba on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:06 pm

AH !That's an imitation of Linux Mint desktops. It looks exactly the same :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby Orbmiser on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:14 am

Brahim wrote:AH !That's an imitation of Linux Mint desktops. It looks exactly the same :lol: :lol:
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Yep looks like Gnome Team is trying to backstep and hope nobody notices.

And far as I'm concerned the Mint Team has been a big Saviour for the end user.
And no longer have any faith in the Gnome Team and their confused muddled direction for the future.
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby catweazel on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:31 am

HardyH wrote:This shows to me how harmful Gnome 3has been for the Linux desktop

I would say it shows how harmful the Gnome 3 devs have been to Gnome 3 itself. Being spoiled for choice isn't a bad thing. Heck, how many different distros are there?

functionaliy should not be sacrificed to a 'brand identity' or 'consistent look'.

There are two sides to every coin, and I don't believe you're seeing them both.

When someone looks at a Windwoes desktop they know it's a Windwoes desktop. That is the ideal the Gnome 3 devs are striving for, and if they pull it off then they will have achieved something that linux has been lacking since its inception; brand recognition, which comes to Linux from its association with Gnome. They're essentially attempting to level the playing field with Micro$oft.

Where the devs have gone wrong is where devs always go wrong, communicating their intentions to the plebians.

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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby catweazel on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:00 am

bimsebasse wrote:Gnome 3's fallback mode

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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby Monsta on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:04 am

They redesigned the website about a month ago, now the old blog posts are nowhere to be found...
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby catweazel on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:28 am

Monsta wrote:They redesigned the website about a month ago, now the old blog posts are nowhere to be found...

More fool them if they're relying on a google page rank to drive advertising revenue.
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Re: New Gnome DE: Consort

Postby bimsebasse on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:50 am

Orbmiser wrote:
Brahim wrote:AH !That's an imitation of Linux Mint desktops. It looks exactly the same :lol: :lol:
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Yep looks like Gnome Team is trying to backstep and hope nobody notices.

And far as I'm concerned the Mint Team has been a big Saviour for the end user.
And no longer have any faith in the Gnome Team and their confused muddled direction for the future.
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That's a SolusOS screenshot, though. Gnome 3 with Gnome Shell is quite a different beast.

Ikey and clem+Mint devs have sort of the same ideas and wants in a desktop so they're always gonna look like each other, and I think the traffic goes both ways.
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