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  • GNOME Ended 2013 With 46k Open Bug Reports

    Phoronix: GNOME Ended 2013 With 46k Open Bug Reports

    While Linus's Law says "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow", the GNOME project ended out 2013 with more than 46,000 open bugs. Here's some statistics out of the GNOME camp about the bugs and patch flow for 2013...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU2NTY

  • #2
    They brought it on themselves when they discontinued Gnome 2 to release this abomination. And as for "given enough eyeballs", I seriously doubt that anyone in their right mind uses Gnome 3, much less people who could actually fix bugs in it. Much like Unity it's a total train wreck of a DE that has nothing to offer except "shiny" (read: monstrously ugly) UI, zero productivity and near zero configurability.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
      They brought it on themselves when they discontinued Gnome 2 to release this abomination. And as for "given enough eyeballs", I seriously doubt that anyone in their right mind uses Gnome 3, much less people who could actually fix bugs in it. Much like Unity it's a total train wreck of a DE that has nothing to offer except "shiny" (read: monstrously ugly) UI, zero productivity and near zero configurability.
      I much prefer developing on Gnome3 to Gnome2, Windows, and KDE. So you must be wrong.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cbamber85 View Post
        I much prefer developing on Gnome3 to Gnome2, Windows, and KDE. So you must be wrong.
        Well, my ignore list is always hungry. And its favorite food is trolls like you.

        /yawn

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        • #5
          Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
          Well, my ignore list is always hungry. And its favorite food is trolls like you.

          /yawn
          Really!? You post your opinion, I post mine - and I'm the troll...?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cbamber85 View Post
            I much prefer developing on Gnome3 to Gnome2, Windows, and KDE. So you must be wrong.
            You must be masochist among developers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
              They brought it on themselves when they discontinued Gnome 2 to release this abomination. And as for "given enough eyeballs", I seriously doubt that anyone in their right mind uses Gnome 3, much less people who could actually fix bugs in it. Much like Unity it's a total train wreck of a DE that has nothing to offer except "shiny" (read: monstrously ugly) UI, zero productivity and near zero configurability.
              Though it is not smart to feed the trolls, i have to say that you are exaggerating much...

              While Gnome 3 could use some improvements, it is not a bad idea. I like its concepts, and given some time it will shine. Gnome 2 was old. Gnome 3 can be used for productivity, if one gets used to it. Although i do agree about its configurability...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
                Well, my ignore list is always hungry. And its favorite food is trolls like you.
                heh, and the pot calls the kettle black

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cbamber85 View Post
                  Really!? You post your opinion, I post mine - and I'm the troll...?
                  +1. I also agree with you that Gnome 3 is quite nice to work in after a while of getting used to it. I'm running Gentoo and I think they're still on Gnome 3.10, and even though there are a lot of "paper cuts" that still needs to be adressed, 3.10 has kind of evolved into something usable. Minor things like automatic maximize in horizontal direction, or split screen between windows, needs to be done. But I kind of like Gnome 3 now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
                    Well, my ignore list is always hungry. And its favorite food is trolls like you.

                    /yawn
                    trolling? you're a funny guy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
                      You must be masochist among developers.
                      I do IOS, OSX, Windows and *nix development professionally. I prefer Gnome 3 and Unity over any other Linux desktop. Thats my preference. I'm certainly not masichistic. Unity for me is easy. Upper left to search or easily view categories of programs. Left bar pinned with what I use most. The rest of the GUI stays out of the way for me. Windows 7 is ok, OSX I can deal since I have a proper terminal. XFCE runs on my servers since it works out of the box better with RDP.

                      The only desktops I can't stand are KDE and Windows 8.x . KDE looks and runs like it was designed by a teenager obsessed with anime. Windows 8....well.. uhhhgggg.

                      My opinions.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by prodigy_ View Post
                        Well, my ignore list is always hungry. And its favorite food is trolls like you.

                        /yawn
                        Get over yourself.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post
                          Though it is not smart to feed the trolls, i have to say that you are exaggerating much...

                          While Gnome 3 could use some improvements, it is not a bad idea. I like its concepts, and given some time it will shine. Gnome 2 was old. Gnome 3 can be used for productivity, if one gets used to it. Although i do agree about its configurability...
                          +1.

                          I used gnome 3 for a while and got used to it even though there were some things I really hated, until I eventually got fed up with all their bullshit and switched to KDE (for the n-th time, but before this last time it was very unstable for me).

                          I don't actually develop normal desktop applications, so I can't speak for the developer frriendliness of either, but in my opinion Gnome is prettier than KDE, and I actually liked it's workflow. However I don't think it makes that much of a difference compared to the traditional desktop.
                          What's really miserable in Gnome is it's file manager. Seriously, it's one of the most important applications of an operating system, and it sucks in Gnome! Nothing beats dolphin in this department IMO.

                          There are also some bugs in Gnome regarding DPI last time I tried. My monitor reports wrong DPI, and as such Gnome's interface is HUUUUGE. Not really a Gnome bug you say? Well, it (Gnome, not X) doesn't have (as far as I know) a way to override it, and given the huge amount of monitors with wrong EDID data, I consider this a major bug. I'm not even going to bother reporting that since they probably know about this and already decided that it's not their problem... Plus, adding options don't appear to be their top priority...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
                            +1. I also agree with you that Gnome 3 is quite nice to work in after a while of getting used to it. I'm running Gentoo and I think they're still on Gnome 3.10, and even though there are a lot of "paper cuts" that still needs to be adressed, 3.10 has kind of evolved into something usable. Minor things like automatic maximize in horizontal direction, or split screen between windows, needs to be done. But I kind of like Gnome 3 now.
                            Correction: Gentoo's on 3.8, not 3.10.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mdias View Post
                              What's really miserable in Gnome is it's file manager. Seriously, it's one of the most important applications of an operating system, and it sucks in Gnome! Nothing beats dolphin in this department IMO.
                              I've got to agree to with that. Nautilus got better in 3.10, but it's still sub-par.

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