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    Default Features To Look Forward To In GNOME 3.12

    Phoronix: Features To Look Forward To In GNOME 3.12

    GNOME 3.12 is gearing up to be released tomorrow, so here's a recap of features to look forward to with this next major GNOME desktop update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY0Mjg

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    I'm really looking forward to GNOME 3.12 once it's available for Arch Linux. I'm happy that I switched from Ubuntu to Arch about a month ago even though I still have a love for Unity (HUD being the one but I don't think it will support the GtkHeaderBar widget that does away with the titlebar -- it would be nice if Google Chrome could take advantage of them and still have borders and shadows behind them). I like the look of the new GEdit 3.12, GNOME Boxes (very cool), and GNOME Videos. I've never came across Broadway, which is suited for tablets but I only have Nexus 7 with Android 4.4 which I can't replace due to investment in Android ecosystem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honton View Post
    Q: How many features did Gnome remove?
    A: Fewer than KDE.

    Q: How many features did Gnome add?
    A: A ton more than KDE.
    At this speed, they will reach parity in about 50 years :P

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    What's the point behind Gnome spending resources on things like Web, Map, and Boxes? Wouldn't it be better to utilize those resources to work on more important tasks like completing the Wayland transition for example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    What's the point behind Gnome spending resources on things like Web, Map, and Boxes? Wouldn't it be better to utilize those resources to work on more important tasks like completing the Wayland transition for example?
    Volunteer contributions are not fungible.

    People work on what they wish.

    There is no GNOME CEO to tell people to work on wayland stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    What's the point behind Gnome spending resources on things like Web, Map, and Boxes? Wouldn't it be better to utilize those resources to work on more important tasks like completing the Wayland transition for example?
    So what's wrong with open source? People do what they like to do to impress others coming from other operating systems or desktop environments.

    People take existing applications and beautify it to make it their own. Make it so it works consistently with their desktop environment, which is what I like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    What's the point behind Gnome spending resources on things like Web, Map, and Boxes? Wouldn't it be better to utilize those resources to work on more important tasks like completing the Wayland transition for example?
    The point behind Web? Firefox announced ads in new tabs, and I don't like Chromium. With Web version 3.12 and multiple process support, it will be on par with Firefox's speed, so I think I am going to switch definitely. I addition, I totally agree with their conception of interface: minimalism is a must for a web browser.
    The point behind Maps, well, do you have another Linux OpenStreetMap client to recommend?
    Finally, Boxes is hands down the most usable GUI for Qemu.

    I don't say that they are the best software ever coded in the galaxy, or the most useful ever, but I really find an interest in them, and I use them from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omer666 View Post
    The point behind Web? Firefox announced ads in new tabs, .
    Bollocks.

    hidpi support:
    It's more of a workaround with the integer only scaling. If your display ppi falls in between you're screwed anyway. The text scaling accepts fractions though. There is still no mean for apps to know the user set / actual scaling / actual display ppi if you don't use the integer scaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    What's the point behind Gnome spending resources on things like Web, Map, and Boxes? Wouldn't it be better to utilize those resources to work on more important tasks like completing the Wayland transition for example?
    At first they should fix gnome shell which is usability nightmare and then, they should move to Qt like everyone else. Gnome and gtk = no future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honton View Post
    Haha. I loved that one. GTK gives Gnome the opportunity to do design driven development and add niftfy features. Popovers happened in a couple of months. KDE can't do anything like that. Just look at the slooooow migration to Qt5 and the decoupled KF, SC and plasma.

    Why pick a commercial CLA tool kit when you can have your own much more suitable tool kit with a sane API?

    I'll bite. Popovers are a feature now? Just like attached modal dialogs?

    Also, why is KDE decoupling into a core/apps setup a bad thing?

    Finally, what does the migration time of KDE have to do with anything? They are completely rewriting the desktop in Qt5 not adding popovers to Gedit. It takes time.

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