GNOME 3: The Future of the Linux Desktop Revealed
Dec 10, 2009, 12:02 (7 Talkback[s])
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"With GNOME 3, developers will be introducing a number of new
concepts and technologies to the Linux desktop, including more
advanced 3D as well as more tightly integrated messaging
""We have a real opportunity with GNOME 3," Red Hat staffer and
GNOME contributor Jon McCann told the FUDcon audience. "We said up
front that we're going to do a new GNOME, clean the slate,
re-evaluate what it is we're trying to do, what a desktop is, what
a personal computer is and what it should be offering."
"The current GNOME desktop is the 2.28 release, which debuted at
the end of September. McCann said that GNOME developers today have
far more technology to tap into that simply wasn't available when
design began on the GNOME 2.x platform 10 years ago. He added that
in his view, GNOME 2.x isn't really suited for the large class of
users that he'd like to bring into the GNOME user community.
""In GNOME 3, most of the user interface level stuff is
"This is really awesome and something people have wanted for a long
time to be able to have a rapid prototyping methodology, and to
also use the standard GNOME libraries like Gtk."