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Planning for GNOME 3.0

Apr 03, 2009, 07:33 (11 Talkback[s])

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"We started discussing with a few more people, got more feedback. And then, at GUADEC, the Release Team proposed an initial plan to the community that would lead the project to GNOME 3.0. Quite some time passed; actually, too much time passed because too many people were busy with other things. But it's never too late to do the right thing, so let's really be serious about GNOME 3.0 now!

"Let's first diverge a bit and discuss the general impression that GNOME is lacking a vision. If you look closely at our community, it'd be wrong to say that people are lacking a vision; but the project as a whole does indeed have this issue. What we are missing is people blessing one specific vision and making it official, giving goals to the community so we can all work together in the same direction. In the pre-2.x days, the community accepted as a whole one specific vision, and such an explicit blessing wasn't needed. But during the 2.x cycle, with our six months schedules, it appeared that everything (community, development process, etc.) was just working very well, and as the vision got more and more fulfilled, the long-term plans became less important as we focused on polishing our desktop."

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