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Why Isn't GNOME Listening?

Feb 14, 2012, 23:01 (21 Talkback[s])
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"Ten months ago, GNOME 3 was released. Since then, there has been a steady murmur of complaints, mostly about a design that forces all users to work in the same way. And what have GNOME developers learned from the experience?

"Judging from Allan Day's recent blog entry, 'A New Approach to GNOME Application Design,' absolutely nothing.

"All the complaints, all the extensions to revert to GNOME 2's behavior, all the interest in Linux Mint's Cinnamon, which recreates GNOME 2 on top of GNOME 3, and in planning new core applications, GNOME developers continue exactly as they began. They show no recognition that not all users think the way they do.

"It's a persistence that's so unyielding and shows such little ability to learn that it borders on the perverse."

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