Re: Gnome: The ethics of saying just "no"
Admittedly, I've only tried GNOME3 in Kali Linux. I don't really see what the big fuss is. It's not good, but it's not terrible. I was able to do a few basic things. Still, it's way behind GNOME2. SO I switched to Xfce and it was goodfor a while, but I've seen it change from panels to docks*. Not really a dock fan myself, but whatever. So I went with LXDE and I've never been happier.
Sure, open source devs don't have to please anyone but themselves. However, why would a dev release their software for others to use if they don't want any kind of feedback or help? They could just as easily keep it for themselves to use and never hear another complaint again. Of course, it would then fall solely on the dev to figure out how well it fits in a particular DE and the dev will most likely never exhaust all of the case uses in which issues or workflow breakage could occur.
All this said, it would be helpfull if users were more adept at critiquing in a more positive manner instead of just complaining. I'm not sure what the exact words of the complaint was, something about transparent backgrounds, but I bet the user never addressed why this feature was needed.
*I am aware that both panels and docks can be used, even simultaneously, in Xfce.
Last edited by zer010; May 16th, 2013 at 03:30 AM.
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