Re: [OT Humor] "Obviously designed by morons"

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Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 <at> freenet.de> writes:

> 
> On 03/19/2011 10:45 AM, JB wrote:
> > Ralf Corsepius<rc040203<at>  freenet.de>  writes:
> >
> >>
> >> On 03/18/2011 10:15 PM, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> >>> Tom Horsley wrote:
> >>>> Yea - start a different branch of gnome or kde (or something new)
> >>>> and see which one people install the most.
> >>>
> >>> You mean... XFCE? Or... LXDE? ... or Enlightenment (the one people claim
> >>> is holy water)?
> >> In longer terms, likely. In short terms, I'd expect people to switch to
> >> different distros and OSes.
> >> ...
> >
> > I have not tried F15 Alpha yet.
> I gave it a try, but ... many, many issues, ...
> ... primary issue to me: Gnome3 ... "Kool Kiz" may like it ... I so far 
> am not impressed and have started to look for alternatives.
> 
> ... it's still "F15 alpha", so it's too early to start yelling,
> ...

http://www.gnome3.org/faq.html

It is to expect that both GNOME and Fedora will want to throw their weight of
devs and users/testers behind GNOME 3.
But the very early reviews are mostly ranging from confusion to negative.

I remember long time ago I was a fan of KDE, but KDE started deteriorating,
and with KDE 4 it was over for me.
I switched to GNOME and actually liked it progressively. Also, there is a lot
of GNOME tools, utilities, and advanced applications.

There is a danger that in case of an abrupt GNOME 2 phaseout, many users and
add-on devs would be lost. The damage could affect some distros as well.
I hope that both GNOME and Fedora projects take this into consideration.
There is a big and painful lesson to learn from KDE 4 debacle.

So, I am wondering if Fedora takes into consideration providing GNOME 2 as
well (in parallel) with F15 and for some time beyond ?
Is there any official statement by Fedora with regard to that ?

JB


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