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  • Originally posted by randomizer View Post
    let the people whose functionality needs it does fulfil use it.
    Are anyone's needs fully met by default Gnome, anymore? Judging by the number of people complaining about the direction they've taken, I'd say not many.

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    • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
      Are anyone's needs fully met by default Gnome, anymore? Judging by the number of people complaining about the direction they've taken, I'd say not many.
      People whinged about GNOME 2 and KDE (SC) 4 as well. History tends to repeat itself. I have seen a number of people defending GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell, so I guess it does work fine for them. Perhaps not as many people have their needs filled as with GNOME 2, but there's no way to know if this is just a noisy minority or not. In any case, to say that it is meets nobody's requirements would be an unfounded assertion.

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      • Originally posted by kickback999 View Post
        You forget that these are people who would have been against such changes from the start and that people having used and preferred gnome for years are allowed to express concern about the continued decline of gnome.
        Expressing concern is one thing. Hating is quite another. Look at the "concern" in this and countless other GNOME threads and see if the feedback is constructive or not.

        Usage has halved, people are not happy with the change.
        I still have not seen any data that supports that kind of numbers. Usage numbers have probably dropped, I will give you that. But without any numbers it's quite hard to tell.

        People want to be able to use the DE they used and loved for years, I dont see how you cannot grasp this?
        It shows a level of selfishness.
        Anecdote time!
        I was a happy Ubuntu-user for about 7 years. I really loved it and tried to get other people to use it.
        Then they started going in their own direction, and I did not like that direction. So now I am a happy Fedora user instead.
        I would very much have appreciated if Ubuntu would have continued in line with my own vision of the Linux desktop, but they didn't.
        But it's their project, and their vision, not mine.
        Personally I think it is more selfish when people think that GNOME-developers should develop the desktop other people want, and not the desktop they want themselves.

        I think very few people would argue that GS MUST BE REMOVED COMPLETELY, but then again for the same people the dropping of fallback mode was the last straw.

        Why not give people the empowerment of choice? I Really cannot grasp why anyone such as yourself would argue so passionately against this idea.
        Uhm? Not sure what you mean. I am kind of passionate about GS because I think it is awesome, and it makes me annoyed when some people bash it without substantial reasons.
        I had nothing against Fallback mode, and nothing against the new GNOME classic that replaces it. I also have nothing against KDE/XFCE/... I just happen to not use them.
        I am not advocating that my work flow is the one and only and that GS is perfect for everyone.
        I am just arguing that after three years maybe it is time to suck it up, stop hating, and just use whatever you want to use, and let me and other people use what we want to use.

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        • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
          Are anyone's needs fully met by default Gnome, anymore? Judging by the number of people complaining about the direction they've taken, I'd say not many.
          Well, mine are.

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          • Originally posted by kigurai View Post
            I still have not seen any data that supports that kind of numbers. Usage numbers have probably dropped, I will give you that. But without any numbers it's quite hard to tell.
            There are numbers, you just refuse to acknowledge them. They show gnome polling at roughly 25% of install base. Gnome used to exceed kde and now it's doing roughly half of kde, excepting on fedora.

            Originally posted by kigurai View Post
            I am not advocating that my work flow is the one and only and that GS is perfect for everyone.
            I am just arguing that after three years maybe it is time to suck it up, stop hating, and just use whatever you want to use, and let me and other people use what we want to use.
            I don't really care what you use, the discussion is over what should be the default desktop on fedora, and in a larger sense what the default gnome desktop should have been. That discussion will continue to happen while people are installing their distro and thinking, WTF Is this?

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            • Originally posted by thalaric View Post
              There are numbers, you just refuse to acknowledge them. They show gnome polling at roughly 25% of install base. Gnome used to exceed kde and now it's doing roughly half of kde, excepting on fedora.
              Are we talking about the different polls posted by someone earlier in this thread? In that case I think I made pretty clear why I don't think they are really showing anything.
              I'll happily acknowledge numbers that are collected in a sound way.
              Note that I also have a feeling that GNOME numbers have dropped over the last years. But I'd "blame" that on Unity, and not on some failure of GNOME3.

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              • Originally posted by tomato View Post
                We wouldn't have this argument in the first place if Gnome developers didn't actively remove functionality!
                Somebody started the argument and I pointed out alternate approach to address the problem by getting involved yourself in the project.
                You want that functionality so bad? Start here: https://live.gnome.org/Nautilus/Development/Extensions

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                • Originally posted by finalzone View Post
                  You want that functionality so bad? Start here: https://live.gnome.org/Nautilus/Development/Extensions
                  Why should end users waste time installing missing functionality when other desktop environments have sane defaults? What gnome developers did to nautilus is just another example of hubris. Either gnome will loosen up on its "vision" or it will continue to lose ground. Personally, I think it's likely they will start to compromise more. I noticed Fedora 18 had a shutdown menu item despite over a year of claiming it didn't belong there. Is that in official GS 1.6?

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                  • Originally posted by thalaric View Post
                    Why should end users waste time installing missing functionality when other desktop environments have sane defaults? What gnome developers did to nautilus is just another example of hubris. Either gnome will loosen up on its "vision" or it will continue to lose ground. Personally, I think it's likely they will start to compromise more. I noticed Fedora 18 had a shutdown menu item despite over a year of claiming it didn't belong there. Is that in official GS 1.6?
                    What is this magic feature that everyone seems to use in nautilus that is no longer there?
                    Yes, the shutdown button is back. I don't think it was really a "compromise". It was (in my opinion) a bad decision, and they changed it. The relevant bug is here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=675802

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                    • Originally posted by kickback999 View Post
                      Why not give people the empowerment of choice?
                      KDE, XFCE, MATE, Cinnamon, etc. You've never had more choice, so pick one and quit whining.

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