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    Phoronix: Linux Mint Looks To Fork More GNOME Software, Make XApp More Independent

    Linux Mint published their monthly status update for April 2024 where they talk about ongoing testing for faster and more reliable repository access via the Fastly CDN to other more interesting software happenings like the likelihood that they will fork more GNOME applications as well as looking to make their XApp applications more distribution agnostic...

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  • #2
    Ah, more fragmentation, just what the Linux desktop ecosystem needs to mature!

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    • #3
      All this effort to provide a Windows-like experience based on GNOME tech, when they could have just moved to KDE.
      Last edited by eszlari; 30 April 2024, 12:59 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jonkoops View Post
        Ah, more fragmentation, just what the Linux desktop ecosystem needs to mature!
        GNOME fragmentation is good! It shows them GNOME Project is an overvalued crap

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jonkoops View Post
          Ah, more fragmentation, just what the Linux desktop ecosystem needs to mature!
          Don't support fragmentation, use Qt/KDE

          /s

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          • #6
            Because that's what Mint need right now, more redundant x11 apps to support.

            If they despise gnome apps so much, I think they should consider changing to kwin as a base, or the upcoming COSMIC once it's released.

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            • #7
              Xapp? Didn't know Elon musk bought Linux mint.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jonkoops View Post
                Ah, more fragmentation, just what the Linux desktop ecosystem needs to mature!
                How did you interpret that from what Michael wrote?

                "As part of the Adwaita library catering just to GNOME's needs and apps relying on libAdwaita really being focused on GNOME, they are looking at forking more older GTK3 versions of different GNOME applications to maintain them as part of XApp.

                Their hope is with a more independent XApp that they can collaborate more with other Linux distributions and see more contributions from other parties.‚Äč"

                I interpreted it as the exact opposite, GNOME designed the apps to exclusively use libAdwaita which while great for GNOME, it breaks on other desktops. Instead Mint are looking at an independent XApp that can be made in collaboration with other desktops so they too don't have to go and duplicate the work on comparable app on their desktops.

                Maybe Michael can clarify which of us understood his words...

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                • #9
                  And again more crappy decisions from Clem and others in the Linux Mint management!
                  A distro that does absolutely everything, except what it should do, like embracing either KDE Plasma or Gnome and polish that experience, it will never be a good distro and it will never be a distro that I will recommend to anyone!
                  As for Xcrapps, who the fuck uses that (outstide of Linux Mint)?
                  Are all Linux Mint developers suffering from the NIH syndrome?
                  Glad that I abandoned Linux Mint a long time ago!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jonkoops View Post
                    Ah, more fragmentation, just what the Linux desktop ecosystem needs to mature!
                    It actually is. If GNOME wants to go out of their way to not play ball with The Others then The Others can go play ball elsewhere with people who behave in a respectable manner. It really doesn't help that the GNOME Organization lets their immature developers get away with calling people stupid incel virgins. The GNOME Organization has become more toxic than the Phoronix Forums. It's no surprise that so many have been walking away from GNOME as of late.

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