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#1 2004-07-21 21:21:22

kakabaratruskia
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From: Santiago, Chile
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Gnome fork. Looks promising.

http://www.akcaagac.com/index_goneme.html

This guy says and plans to do something about everything I think when use GNOME apps.


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#2 2004-07-22 15:29:32

zeppelin
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

haha. are you serious? wink
he doesn't like the button order he does a fork.
he doesn't like the fact that GNOME doesn't look as muchto windows as KDE [he even says he's not satisfied of people switching to KDE]
WHY?
if he doesn't like the spatial and the button order (I LIKE THEM) then he should just use KDE.

Microsoft wasn't so clever in the beggining to have:
[Cancel] [OK]

most of the time you click OK. so for most right-handers it should be right.
he doesn't like he does GoneME

I would say: "Gone with the Wind"

Idiots

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#3 2004-07-22 16:16:14

KalephOne
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From: Fortaleza, Brasil
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

He may have a point about dependencies and the use of different api, but it looks like he doesnt understand that gnome is aiming for the average joe.

Something I really dislike is dumbifying people down to a low level area and kicking their skills with disrespect. One example is names that appear in menus for applications. 'Web browser'. Now what Web browser is meant here ? Firefox, Galeon, Epiphany, Atlantis.

Imagine discovering that Galeon is a webbrowser.

Well, it's just my opinion wink


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#4 2004-07-22 16:25:39

kakabaratruskia
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

I don't care about the button thing. I think that he's right, about the point that gnome is a bloat, and that it shouldn't need like a million GB dependencies, like mono, all those specific gnome libs, and all the other stuff. I would like it to be plain gtk. It would be a lot nicer. I also hate gconf. One of the things I hate the most of windows, is it's damn registry, and GNOME does the same thing. Thank god, it's only gnome, and not the entire OS, like in windows, but I think it's also bad to have to reinstall the DE every six months.


And where were all the sportsmen who always pulled you though?
They're all resting down in Cornwall
writing up their memoirs for a paper-back edition
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#5 2004-07-22 18:04:07

dpb
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Registered: 2004-04-11
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

Actually, if you happened to READ the page, it isn't even a fork. It's just a patch set which just MAY someday become a fork. I agree with most of the comments the author said in the page. I'm clad someone will try to put the fat Gnome pig on a diet.

zeppelin: there's much more than the buttons there too, that's just one small part of it.
Where does he mention that he wants Gnome to look like Windows or KDE? Nowhere.
He only wants a DE that fits nicely in UNIX.

kakabaratruskia: Exactly. I'd like it to be plain GTK too. All those dependencies suck. The dependencies are partly why I don't use Gnome or KDE (or any of their programs).

TO ALL GNOME LOVERS: GoneME is NOT for you! It's for those who aren't pleased with Gnome. So stop saying bad things about it. It's open source, people can do anything they want with it, expecially when it's one of the original Gnome creators.

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#6 2004-07-23 11:22:55

zeppelin
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

hey. I 've read the page when I saw it on OSNews.
it is really funny if you think again.
Excuses for calling such moves as moves of idiots.
such stuff is for the circus.
I wonder Miguel de Icaza Havoc Penginton etc reactions.
Those guys must have great time after that site was up..

What a loser
JUST USE KDE MFZ

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#7 2004-07-23 14:16:27

torindan2
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Registered: 2004-07-15
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

GNOME is GNOME...is not just WM, is much more behind.
Want simple GTK WM? fast, usable and still eyecandy ? use XFCE4

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#8 2004-07-23 15:51:48

dp
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

dpb wrote:

TO ALL GNOME LOVERS: GoneME is NOT for you! It's for those who aren't pleased with Gnome. So stop saying bad things about it. It's open source, people can do anything they want with it, expecially when it's one of the original Gnome creators.

;-)

thanx for saying what i wanted to say


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#9 2004-08-08 05:25:43

TheRaginAsian
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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

torindan2 wrote:

GNOME is GNOME...is not just WM, is much more behind.
Want simple GTK WM? fast, usable and still eyecandy ? use XFCE4

I'm waiting for XFCE 4.2, it's Nautilus or Bust for me and the new file manager for 4.2 looks promising.


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#10 2004-08-08 12:36:34

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Re: Gnome fork. Looks promising.

I'm waiting for XFCE 4.2, it's Nautilus or Bust for me and the new file manager for 4.2 looks promising.

hehe... Nautilus...  I really don't like the spatial thing, but I don't like xffm either.  My favorite FM is emelfm2.  Unfortunatly, although there's a version in staging (I think...) it's out of date and broken.  If you want to try it, I suggest googling for it and building 0.0.8, it's quite small (~300kb), so it shouldn't be an overly time-consuming build.


If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
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