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GNOME 3.4: A Question Searching for an Answer

Apr 07, 2012, 10:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"To anticipate the first question: No, the newly released GNOME 3.4 does nothing to change the general structure of GNOME 3. Nor does it install by default with any of the extensions that reproduce GNOME 2, although users can download many of them from the GNOME Extensions page.

"Instead, GNOME 3.4 is an incremental release, focusing on polishing the GNOME 3 release series without introducing any major structural or conceptual changes. Specifically, the new release begins the implementation of the design concepts summarized two months ago by Allan Day.

"Depending on your perspective, this is either an incredibly gutsy decision that shows GNOME's developers refusing to compromise their vision, or an irresponsible ignoring of users' feedback."

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