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    Phoronix: GNOME 3.2 Officially Released

    For those not busy at Oktoberfest this week or elsewhere, GNOME 3.2 is now available for those wishing to try out the latest GNOME desktop packages...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTk1NA

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    "The GNOME 3.2 release is coming as expected with a new file manager"

    Can you please stop writing that GNOME 3.2 comes with a new file manager? "Emperor 0.1" has nothing to do with the official GNOME 3.2 release. The file manager is Nautilus. Emperor is an independent project targeting the GNOME platform.
    Last edited by 0xCAFE; 09-29-2011, 04:07 PM.

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    • #3
      Michael: this is not an official Gnome file manager.

      Originally posted by 0xCAFE View Post
      "The GNOME 3.2 release is coming as expected with a new file manager"

      Can you please stop writing that GNOME 3.2 comes with a new file manager? "Emperor 0.1" has nothing to do with the official GNOME 3.2 release. The file manager is Nautilus. Emperor is an independent project targeting the GNOME platform.
      THANK YOU! A few of us mentioned this in the other thread where he mentioned the file manager so there's little excuse to replicate the error.

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      • #4
        I reckon he's a bit loaded since he's 16 hours after Slashdot on posting anything regarding this news. Plus, he's actually chewing on a shoe in the picture.

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        • #5
          Too drunk to write a proper and accurate article. Even a four year old could do better. Better enable adblock again, so he has less money to spend on beer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
            Plus, he's actually chewing on a shoe in the picture.
            Oh common, as if _you_'re not chewing on a shoe every now and then.. yeah.. sure.
            It's a tradition here in Europe, some people throw shoes at politicians, we chew on them, it's all about shoes.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
              Too drunk to write a proper and accurate article. Even a four year old could do better. Better enable adblock again, so he has less money to spend on beer.
              ..and he's still wondering why nobody wants to pay for this..

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              • #8


                Pretty much sums up how I feel about Phoronix lately...

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                • #9
                  GNOME 3 still not as apealing as gnome2 i guess old habits die hard hopefuly they will make a fully working classic gnome2 session available. Even windows 7 has classic theme or stily of u still prefer win 9x style. I dont see why gnome can give the choice . Right?

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                  • #10
                    I gave Gnome-shell a solid chance, and it grew on me. At work I always have a ton of windows open at the same time, and the way Gnome-shell handles this is brilliant. It's so nice being able to simple drag a window into a new work space, and the way that work spaces add and delete themselves as needed is really elegant. At first I wasn't comfortable with the lack of minimize, but I finally understand what they were doing. Gnome-shell may not be for everyone, but it suites me fine.

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                    • #11
                      just to be sure i`ll stick to old ways and by that i mean classisc gnome for anoether 12 months . Things move fast in opensource world , i bet i`ll find lots of goodies when i`ll be ready to give anoether chance to gnome 3 or even unity.

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                      • #12
                        According to the release notes... they haven't actually changed anything *USEFUL*.

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                        • #13
                          Sorry if this is not the right thread to answer this question.
                          But does there exist a full blown wrapper / bindings for gnome 3.2, so you can interface with gnome with C++ or C#? I really don't like interfacing gnome in C.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
                            According to the release notes... they haven't actually changed anything *USEFUL*.
                            Yeah right. It actually sounds more like you have no idea what your talking about.

                            It is now easier to resize a window as the area for this has been increased.
                            So if your running a pixel thin border on your windows you don't actually have to click on that pixel line in order to be able to drag-resize windows.

                            Titlebars, buttons, and other controls are less tall, making it easier to use GNOME on small screens.
                            Improves use of screen real estate. Useful.

                            Notifications in the lower-right corner now include a counter. This makes it easier to see how many emails are waiting for you without having to open your email program, or to determine how many messages you have missed in a particular chat.
                            Useful.

                            The highlight effect that indicates that an application is already running has been made more obvious.
                            Significant usability improvement.

                            In the user menu, notifications can be configured independently from the chat status.
                            Nice for people that don't like pop-ups.

                            The workspace switcher in the overview remains expanded by keeping its full width displayed when you are using more than one workspace.
                            Reduces the need to hunt around for windows. You can see everything you have open in one view much easier.


                            Instead of assuming Evolution, the application for the calendar drop-down can now be customized.
                            Useful for people that don't like using Evolution for everything.

                            The battery power status is now shown using a bar.
                            Easier to understand

                            Focus-follows-mouse handling has improved, though more work is needed.
                            I don't like FFM, but other people are used to using it. So this is a nice improvement for those people.


                            Documents, contacts, calendars They can be stored locally on the computer, but storing this type of information online is becoming increasingly popular. In GNOME 3.2, Online Accounts provides one place to manage these online sources. These online accounts are automatically used by Documents, Contacts, Empathy, Evolution as well as the calendar drop-down.
                            Nice. Big improvement in usefulness. It's irritating to have to depend on Evolution for managing and syncing everything.


                            Certain web sites are used as if they are applications. Some sites are opened the minute the computer is turned on; the site is open all the time and checked periodically. Wouldn't it be nice if GNOME treats these sites as actual applications?
                            F-ing epic. Most applications I use at work are web-based nowadays and more and more I use at home are web-based. This means that you can switch between web applications and interact with them just like regular 'native' apps.


                            Contacts is a new application focused on people. The goal is to provide one overview of people, whether the contacts are stored online, within Evolution or the chat application Empathy.
                            Soo nice. But you actually have to have friends and such.



                            Then there is a whole slew of improvements for handling hotplugging of devices. Things like wacom tablets and rotating touchscreens... which is always been a issue for Linux.

                            Better media hotplugging supported also.

                            Better chat intergration. Better contact searches.

                            Finally fixed the aliased corners issue. People have been bitching about this one for _YEARS_.

                            New theme. Easier to make/debug themes.

                            AFP file protocol support.

                            Manage certificates easier. Better encryption support.

                            Better network roaming. Better WIMAX support.

                            Disable indirection for full screen games. Now there is no longer a performance penalty for playing games on a composted desktop.

                            And a whole bunch of stuff besides that. It's a pretty massive release, actually.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tball View Post
                              Sorry if this is not the right thread to answer this question.
                              But does there exist a full blown wrapper / bindings for gnome 3.2, so you can interface with gnome with C++ or C#? I really don't like interfacing gnome in C.
                              Gnome traditionally uses 3 'native' bindings: C bindings, C++, and Python.

                              Mono project is for C# and supports using GTK/Gnome stuff as apposed to Window's native toolkit.

                              Besides that they have had bindings for java and many other languages.

                              If you are not hung up on a specific language I suggest checking out Vala. It's Gnome's answer to C#. It's a custom language that you can use. It compiles into C, which then you can build using GCC or whatever. It has the advantages of memory management and such without the overhead of having a VM or whatever. I have seen some very nice applications cranked out in very short order by experienced developers using Vala.

                              http://live.gnome.org/Vala

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