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[News] GNOME 3.0 Introduction and Other GNOME Developments

  • Subject: [News] GNOME 3.0 Introduction and Other GNOME Developments
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:10:24 +0100
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An Introduction to GNOME 3.0

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| The presentation focuses on three things:
|    1. What is GNOME
|    2. History of GNOME (up to and including a brief 
|    overview of GNOME 2.28)
|    3. GNOME 3.0
| One thing I hope attendees take away is that GNOME 
| 3.0 is more than just GNOME Shell. I believe the 
| call to action in the GNOME 3.0 community that 
| Vincent and the release team started back in April 
| and that continued at GUADEC really motivated a 
| number of teams to see what they could do to 
| contribute to GNOME 3.0. In the presentation I talk 
| about Accessibility, Documentation, Marketing, the 
| GNOME Developer Platform, the GNOME Activity Journal 
| and Zeitgeist, Tomboy Online and GNOME Shell 
| (including a demo).


Stormy's update: Week of September 14th and 21st

,----[ Quote ]
| Proposed and got enough takers to do a women's issue 
| of GNOME Journal. An issue written all by women 
| about what they are working on in GNOME or about 
| things they find interesting in GNOME. It'll come 
| out in November.
| Proposed that the a11y team branch out to non 
| software conferences to spread the word about GNOME 
| and how it can help people with accessibility needs.



A Quick Look At Gnome 3âs Desktop Sidebar

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| The sidebar is disabled by default in current builds of Gnome-
| Shell (Gnome 3âs new interface) and i think there may be a
| reason for that: Itâs borderline pointless. By the time it
| takes to shuffle your mouse over to the sidebar you could
| nudge it up to the top left and get a greater variety of
| options and files.


Gnome 3 â A Quick Visual Tour

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| Gnome 3, which will be available to install in Ubuntu
| 10.04, will mark the first radical change to the Gnome
| Desktop since it's inception, thanks to itâs ânewâ
| interface âGnome-Shellâ.


The path to GNOME 3.0

,----[ Quote ]
| GNOME â the FOSS desktop for Linux and Unix â is currently
| at version 2.26. The next release will be 2.28, leading
| towards the next major release, version 3.0, which if
| everything goes well should be released in the spring of
| 2010. Our associates in Germany, heise open, recently had
| the opportunity to interview GNOME release manager Vincent
| Untz about the project. Untz reveals the projects future
| plans for the GNOME desktop and talks about the User
| Interface, the new window manager Mutter, the GNOME Shell,
| Zeitgeist and GNOME Mobile.


Shuttleworth about GNOME 3.0 - What's good, what's missing, what needs work

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| Sees good possibility of having a common meta-release cycle with Debian - Not
| sure if GNOME3 will make the next LTS
| In the last few years Ubuntu has emerged as the dominant force in the Linux
| Deskop field. The distribution is heavily associated with one name: Mark
| Shuttleworth is not only founder an current boss of Canonical, the company
| behind Ubuntu, he has also been providing the financial resources without
| which Ubuntu in its current form would not exist. During the recent Gran
| Canaria Desktop Summit Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to conduct the
| following interview with Shuttleworth.


Shuttleworth hints at later Ubuntu LTS

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| The expectation was that the next LTS version would be 10.04, due for release
| in April 2010, but in an interview with derStandard.at, Shuttleworth
| says "The LTS will be either 10.04 or 10.10 - based on a conversation that is
| going on right now betweeen Debian and Ubuntu".


Gnome sets sights on 2010 for 3.0 release

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| With Gnome 2.26 safely out the door the Gnome development team is now
| planning for Gnome 3.0, a release it expects to make in March next year.
| Responding to growing criticism that the Gnome project lacks vision the team
| says that the 3.0 milestone release will have to have âbig user-visible
| changesâ.
| âIf you look closely at our community, itâd be wrong to say that people are
| lacking a vision; but the project as a whole does indeed have this issue,â
| the team said in its public posting. With this in mind the team is looking at
| a release that will both streamline the desktop as well as revamp the overall
| user experience by giving users new ways of interacting with their desktop
| and managing files.


GNOME plans for run up to 3.0

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| A roadmap for the immediate future of GNOME desktop has been published on the
| GNOME Live site. The roadmap charts the planned progress of the Linux and
| Unix desktop from its recently released 2.26 version and the 2.26.1 update
| due in April, through a GNOME 2.28.0 release in September to a GNOME 2.30.0,
| which will be renumbered as 3.0.0 when released in March 2010.


Planning for GNOME 3.0

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| During the first few months of 2008, a few Release Team members discussed
| here and there about the state of GNOME. This was nothing official, and it
| could actually have been considered as some friends talking together about
| things they deeply care about. There were thoughts that GNOME could stay with
| the 2.x branch for a very long time given our solid development methods, but
| that it was not the future that our community wants to see happening. Because
| of lack of excitement. Because of lack of vision. Slowly, a plan started to
| emerge. It evolved, changed, was trimmed a bit, made more solid. We started
| discussing with a few more people, got more feedback. And then, at GUADEC,
| the Release Team proposed an initial plan to the community that would lead
| the project to GNOME 3.0. Quite some time passed; actually, too much time
| passed because too many people were busy with other things. But it's never
| too late to do the right thing, so let's really be serious about GNOME 3.0 \
| now!


5 Useful Desktop Managers for Linux

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| Today Iâm going to write about some of the most useful alternative desktop
| managers you should consider using on your operating system. To start off I
| have
| Xfce
| Xfce is a fast and a light desktop environment for unix like operating
| systems. It is specially desgined to improve your work productivity. It has
| the ability to load and execute applications really fast while conserving
| system resources.
| [...]
| Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment is an extremely faster, performing and
| energy saving desktop environment.


Gnome 3 mockup screenshots



Plans for Gtk+/GNOME 3.0 surfaced

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| At the GNOME conference GUADEC plans were presented how the transition to the
| new Gtk and GNOME is supposed to happen. The basic idea is to make the
| transition as smooth as possible by first cleaning up everything and
| introducing new concepts later on.


GTK+ 3.0: Getting serious.

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| GTK+ has come a long way. From its humble beginnings as âThe GIMP ToolKitâ,
| it is now used in a plethora of applications. In fact, GTK+ is very popular.
| GNOME, one of the leading desktop environment on Unix systems, uses GTK+
| almost exclusively. The Gimp is built upon GTK+, of course. And there are
| many commercial software developers like Adobe, NVidia and VMware that
| decided to use it as a base for their products.

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