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[Discuss] Interesting rant about Gnome 3

Rich Pieri wrote:
> Because those folks all abandoned Gnome between 1999 and 2005. Then the
> core developers who didn't like Gnome ThreePointZero's radical
> philosophy left circa 2005-06 when development started in earnest.
> There's nobody left at Gnome Central who doesn't agree with what
> they're doing...

OK, but we've seen this sort of thing happen before. A fork happens.
Those that preferred the way things were, split off, and coalesce around
the fork.

In this case the market fragmented and we ended up with splinters
instead of a fork.

Maybe the problem is that the changes were slow - spread out over 5+
years - so there was no pronounced inflection point to push developers
in mass to a single forked project.

While Linux Mint is gaining in popularity, Cinnamon probably won't hit a
critical mass unless they get Debian, RedHat, or other top distributions
on board.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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