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  • GNOME 2.26.0 Release Candidate Is Now Out

    Phoronix: GNOME 2.26.0 Release Candidate Is Now Out

    Vincent Untz on the behalf of all GNOME developers has announced the release of the GNOME 2.26.0 release candidate. This release candidate serves as the last test release prior to the emergence of GNOME 2.26, which is happening in just ten days...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzExNw

  • #2
    No doubt the program in Gnome I crave the most is Evince!

    I love that program

    One thing Gnome seriously needs is a sexy dock at the bottom. There exist so many for Linux.

    Imagine if Gnome came with Kiba dock!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Louise View Post
      No doubt the program in Gnome I crave the most is Evince!

      I love that program

      One thing Gnome seriously needs is a sexy dock at the bottom. There exist so many for Linux.

      Imagine if Gnome came with Kiba dock!
      The one thing gnome needs most is a better main menu. There are a couple of alternatives but none of them are regularly maintained, and as such are not stable on newer gnome builds.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Louise View Post
        Imagine if Gnome came with Kiba dock!
        Gnome Do or Death! Seriously, it's docky theme is completly awesome.

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        • #5
          I'm fine with how the layout works right now actually...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Louise View Post
            No doubt the program in Gnome I crave the most is Evince!

            I love that program

            One thing Gnome seriously needs is a sexy dock at the bottom. There exist so many for Linux.

            Imagine if Gnome came with Kiba dock!

            why dont you use gnome do?

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            • #7
              Gnome DO would be a really good addition to Gnome.

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              • #8
                If there is one thing that I miss when I use other computers/OSes, it's Gnome Do. This is one program that literally transforms the way you interact with your computer.

                I'd love to see it rolled into Gnome some day.

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                • #9
                  gnome-do for the fricking win.

                  I'm looking forward most to empathy here; I want to be able to use google video chat so I can do V/VoIP with my laptop. (**** Skype, it's complete, utter, total garbage that needs to be wiped off the face of this ever-loving, [many asterisks deleted for brevity] earth, for reasons too numerous to mention here.)

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                  • #10
                    Gnome-Do would be better if they had choose another programing language and not Microsoft's .NET or Mono.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KDesk View Post
                      Gnome-Do would be better if they had choose another programing language and not Microsoft's .NET or Mono.
                      s/Gnome-Do/GNOME
                      ..although I don't know if I agree, as I'm not all that familiar with mono myself.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by KDesk View Post
                        Gnome-Do would be better if they had choose another programing language and not Microsoft's .NET or Mono.
                        This mentality is just inane. For what it's worth, Gnome Do is based on ECMA standards (C# and the .Net VM) and the free GTK# and Mono stacks. It doesn't rely on proprietary technology.

                        C# is a great language that is defined by a standard. Likewise for the .Net VM. As long as you steer clear of proprietary technologies, e.g. Windows.Forms (who'd guess!), you are safe.

                        Like it or not, Mono usage is going to increase, not decrease.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                          This mentality is just inane. For what it's worth, Gnome Do is based on ECMA standards (C# and the .Net VM) and the free GTK# and Mono stacks. It doesn't rely on proprietary technology.

                          C# is a great language that is defined by a standard. Likewise for the .Net VM. As long as you steer clear of proprietary technologies, e.g. Windows.Forms (who'd guess!), you are safe.

                          Like it or not, Mono usage is going to increase, not decrease.
                          At least Java and Flash more or less make it foolproof for some random dev's app to be accidentally portable. Joe Dev's C# app will definitely be Windows-only until he learns to program in portable fashion, which he never will.

                          Mono/.NET is not strategic for Linux or for Free Software.

                          Plus, Microsoft can always make their .NET framework treat the standard the same way IE6 treated HTML/CSS/javscript/etc. They can introduce as much incompatibility as they want to kill alternative implementation whenever they like.
                          Last edited by StringCheesian; 03-06-2009, 03:40 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, but your argument doesn't really make sense. Flash is as proprietary as always and Sun maintains a closed-source implementation of Java, just like Microsoft/.Net. Both technologies carry the same risks as Microsoft's. Had you said Python, I'd have agreed 100%, though.

                            In any case, there's little in .Net that's inherently non-portable. If you don't do anything stupid, Mono will be able to run your code 9 times out of 10. The portability issues mainly stem from rubbish tutorials that advocate using non-portable p/invokes and other windows-only hacks.

                            With GTK and QT bindings you have all the tools you need for cross-platform development.

                            The other nice thing about Mono is that it innovates in ways .Net cannot even touch, e.g. Mono.Simd (which accelerates math operations), Mono.Pango (great quality text rendering on all platforms), Mono.Zeroconf and many many more. The Microsoft stigma is heavy, but Mono becomes more and more innovative as time passes.

                            My prediction is it will become more relevant as time passes, not less.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                              Both technologies carry the same risks as Microsoft's.
                              It's different. Sun and Adobe have nothing to gain from interfering with alternative implementations, nor from putting any of the OSs/platforms they run on at any disadvantage.

                              Microsoft also has nothing to gain from doing so, at the moment. It would only impair .NET's growth in popularity. That will change when .NET has more of a foothold. Once .NET is established, it will be in their interest to start being tricky.

                              Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                              The other nice thing about Mono is that it innovates in ways .Net cannot even touch, e.g. Mono.Simd (which accelerates math operations), Mono.Pango (great quality text rendering on all platforms), Mono.Zeroconf and many many more. The Microsoft stigma is heavy, but Mono becomes more and more innovative as time passes.
                              But how does that help, ultimately?
                              Last edited by StringCheesian; 03-06-2009, 05:25 AM.

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