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The Problem with Open Source GUIs

npsimons (32752) writes | more than 2 years ago

GNOME 1

npsimons writes "Ingo Molnar has posted a short, but very insightful rant about open source GUIs. Molnar suggests that the GNOME and KDE projects need to stop focusing on competitor's products and start focusing on process. He cites git and the move of GNOME to git as positive examples of thinking more carefully about products and their users. He also suggests that OSS developers have a unique opportunity to engage desktop users in the development process."
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learn the process, don't imitate the product (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37034504)

I think what the KDE4 and Gnome3 folks are doing is that they have picked Apple (and to a lesser degree, Google) UI products as their role model.

That in itself is not a problem (at all) - the problem as I see it is that they tried to achieve this by mimicking Apple products, instead of implementing a high quality UI development process.

This should have been in the summary.

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